99. Nathaniel Grigsby to William H. Herndon.
Gentrysville Oct 25th 1865
After respect to you i have seated myself to answer your request of the 17th of Oct which has Just come to hand Chrles and Reuben Grigsby was married April 16th 1830
Permit me to troubl you a minit or two on political maters wel old Ind always true to the government and true to her self has gaind another victory over our commin inimy this part of the State is called the pocket has turned in side out by carring nearly every Co for the union ticket bu large majority, i have seen Mrs Crawford a bout the plank which Abraham whipsawed for his fathers house and sold it to Josiah Crawford when Thomas lincoln left the State for Ill the plank remains in one of Crofford houses in perfect State where old man Wood laid it down the old lady Crawford has a perfect recollection of the whole matter, i can obtain the plank and get sertifices to prove the i denty of it from Wm Wood and Mrs Crawford and have them sworn to if nessessary. if you think it of interest let me know and i wil do so So nomore at pesant
pleas let me here from you as often as you can also let me know when youre history wil be published
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2381; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:293 — 95