William Herndon to Mr. Hannah

Title

William Herndon to Mr. Hannah

Description

William Herndon requests from Mr. Hannah stories about Abraham Lincoln: his feats, religion, philosophy, etc.

Creator

Herndon, William H.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1866-01-27

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300359
T1866.01.27-MISC

Transcription

Spgfd Ills. Jany 27th 1866

Mr Hannah

My Dear Sir:

I wrote to Judge Scott a few days since, requesting of him some favors. I asked him to show you this letter, which I suppose he did. I want you and Mr Scott, if you please, to collect such facts of Mr Lincoln as you know to be true or justly believe to be true and to send to me. I don't care where the Events happened or the facts took place [nor?] when. Give me such facts as illustrate his character - mind - heart- soul. Let the facts be [law - ming?] on Love. Mr Lincoln long practiced in your Co. and with you; and must have left many foot prints on your shores. Give me any facts or [pitches] - Religion - Law - or Love-anything.

May I say to you that I am scribbling


away on Mr Lincoln's life and want the facts for that purpose. Give me anything about his customs - habits - methods - policies- etc. in Religion - Law-Politics - philosophy - literature-art etc I don't care what.

Hannah - Please accommodate mankind

Your Friend

W W Herndon


W W Herndon

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2 p
25 x 20 cm

Citation

Herndon, William H., “William Herndon to Mr. Hannah,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 29, 2020, http://www.alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8152.