205. Elizabeth Crawford to William H. Herndon.
July the 22 1866
your god letter of may the 8 came duly to hand and I intended to ancer it amediately and when I Set down to rite I had no ink and before had time to get any I was cauld away to See the Sick and was gone Some weeks Since that time my eyes has bin So weak that I have not attempted to rite tell now and I dont know whether I can rite So that you can read it or not but I will try I am So blind that I cant See the lines on the paper half my time and cant read what I am now riting you wish me to tell you some of the wild fruits of Spencer in 1826 there was the wild farel grape winter grape fox grape wild plums wild cherry black haw red haw crab apple black berry rase berry goose berry plumbs dew berry straw berry you also wished me to give you A gineral discription of the lincoln Section of country I dont know that I can give you A compleet one though I will tell you as much as I can recolect the country at that time was verry thinly Settled but very few houses and the most of them small cabins round logs roofs put on with wait poles It has bin so long since that I have forgoten whether the Linkern house
262was round logs
please excuse me for not riting Sooner
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2582; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:196 — 97