432. Elizabeth Abell to William H. Herndon.
January the 13th 67
Some time back I received a very friendly letter from you asking me a great many questions with regard to our lamented President Abraham Lincoln. I am truly ashamed to say to you that your letter is misplaced and I do not recollect the questions you ask me only one and that was what broke of the engagement between Mr Lincoln and my Sister so suddenly when Mr Lincoln was paying his respects to my sister he lived in old Salem but in the mean time he remooved to Springfield after he had been there some little time he wrote my Sister a letter
I remain your friend
Mrs Elizabeth Abell
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2944