266. Robert T. McNeely (William H. Herndon Interview).
Oct. 10, 1866
Robt. T. McNeely
Says — I Knew Lincoln in 1831 — Early. — Knew he was Elected to the Captaincy of a Company in Clary's Grove under the Malitia law of Ills — Know it was before the black Hawk war — was there & voted for Abe — Abe was absent in Spfgd when he was voted for — accepted the office as soon as informed of it.
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2704; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:393