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495. Henry Hohimer (William H. Herndon Interview).

[March 7, 1887]

Henry Hohimer aged 81 —

Knew Lincoln well — Knew Ann Rutledge well — handsome woman — It is my opinion that they were engaged — would been married had he lived —. I came here in 1824 — am 81 years of age Lincoln Cut out McNamar — I was in New Salem when the boys rolled old man Jordan down the hill — Lincoln tried to Stop it — The boys used to tie the horses tails together. Lincoln picked up od peices of paper and read it over and over & then threw it down: he was a great man

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3843



1. This belongs to the same set of notes as §492, dated March 7, 1887.

2. Probably James Jordan (see Onstot, 83).

3. Marginal note: Jasper Rutledge / J. M Rutledge.