262. William G. Greene (William H. Herndon Interview).
Octr 9th 1866
I Know Jason Duncan well — Knew his wife — Miss Nancy Burner — well — was a good [clean?] girl — Duncan was quite a good physician — practiced in New Salem — This acquaintance with Duncan & wife in 1833 — possibly in 1832 — though not probable. Lincoln Knew the girl — Knew me — used to laugh at me — and at her — Lincoln never touched her in his life. This I Know — no man
368Ever touched her — . Lincoln & I urged Duncan to Mary her & go off — They now live in MCComb Ills — or near their — are honest — virtuous & good — got rich by industry & Economy. Duncan was intellegent man — his wife was a clever girl — a handsome girl — not brilliant, but good. &c. &c
Lincoln beat Bill Kirkpatrick for Captain in the Black Hawk war — : it was not Thos. Kirkpatrick. Lincoln had halled logs for Bill K. K did not treat L well. when L beat K L said dam him, Ive beat him: he used me badly he [never?] settled for my toil —
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3894; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:389