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477. Elizabeth and Ninian W. Edwards (Jesse W. Weik Interview).

December. Thursday 20. 1883.

In the afternoon called at the home of N. W. Edwards & wife. Asked the latter as to marriage with Lincoln of her sister Mary Todd. She said arrangements for wedding had been made — even cakes had been baked — but L. failed to appear. At this point Mr Edwards cautioned his wife that she was talking to newspaper man and she declined to say more. She had said that Mary was greatly mortified by Ls strange conduct. Later they were reunited and finally married

Library of Congress: Beveridge Papers, box 412



1. This is an entry from Jesse W. Weik's diary. The text is taken from a photostat of the page on which it is entered.