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185. James Short (William H. Herndon Interview).

Menard Co Co. Aprl 3d 1866 —

James Short

Knew Lincoln Ever since he Came to Ills — Knew Mrs Armstrong well — She never made Lincoln buckskin breeches, he never wore them in Ills: She nor Jack Armstrong Ever had book to loan to Lincoln — Mrs Armstrong could not read — She is a good woman — loved Abe and Abe liked her — no doubt of this —

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2543; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:194



1. For the "foxing" of Lincoln's breeches — sewing a protective animal skin onto the front of them — see the index.