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31. James A. Herndon to William H. Herndon

Quincy June 20 1865

Dier friend

J, R, H in forms mee that you wish to now moore difinet a bout the time that Mr A Lincoln made his speach I will state to you as planing as I can his speach was made at Paps Ville on Ritchland creek 1832 I think if you will Examon Close you will find in the letter I rote you that in place of my puting the date of the speach 1834 you will find 1832 now the Sale was the seling out of a stock of goods beelongen to Nape & Poge of Birds town well I am So bothard with peepel coming to the store that I have a poore chance to rite one requste Send Mee yours & your Wifes portigraf as I wood Value them Very high Excuse this My Love to all your wife in per tickler the Note that Mr Lincoln give was Sign over to E. C Blankinship

Pleas Ancer this as I like to her from you

James A Herndon

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2195; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:546 — 47



1. John Rowan Herndon.

2. Knapp and Pogue of Beardstown.