314. B. B. Lloyd (William H. Herndon Interview).
Nov. 29th 1866
Dr. Lloyd — Dentist
Says — Just before Lincoln left for Washington I met him on the Street, and Knowing that he had received many threatening letters of assassination &c, I suggested to him the propriety of care — caution — told him he had better take a
426cook from his own true & tried female acquaintances here: Mr Lincoln said — I will be cautious, but God's will be done. I am in His hands — & will be during my admr, and what he does I must bow to — God rules, and we should submit &c — This was Earnestly said
(This is correct H)
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2809; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:404