116. S. A. Crawford to William H. Herndon.
January the 8th 1866
i hav done as you requested me to do i hav ritten all of the Cronicals of rubens and poetry that my oald mother Could memorise of mr lincoln riting at the time he worked with with her and father at the time mr lincoln rote this it apiers that thare was a little Coolness exising between the two famlys mr lincoln not being invited to the grate weding feast maid use of a little of his novelty in Stating facts that did accour rubin did go to bed with Charleses wife and Charles to bed with rubens wife i took the rubens Cronicals to gentryvill and red them in public R. D.
155grigsby being present got veary mad over it but naty who maried biley being present affirmed the Saim to be facts
i am very ancious for one of the Books of your grate intended work
S. A. Crawford
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2419; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:190