342. Mentor Graham (William H. Herndon Interview).
[1865 — 66]
Says that Lincoln told him that the way he learned to write so well & so distinctly & precisely was that many people who Came with them from Ky & different sections after they moved to Indian says his perceptions were sharpened — he learnd to see other people thoughts and feelings and ideas by writing their friendly confidential letters —
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2541; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:234