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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 12 0 Browse Search
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mob to do him violence. He sent a young military officer in the person of Thomas Mather, then Adjutant-General of Illinois, to Washington with a letter to General of any attempt at his life being made on the occasion of his inauguration. General Mather, on his arrival in Washington, found General Scott confined to his room by illness and unable to see visitors. On Mather calling a second time and sending in his letter he was invited up to the sick man's chamber. Entering the room, related Mather in later years, I found the old warrior, grizzly and wrinkled, propped up in the bed by an embankment of pillows behind his back. His hair and beard were ct that the message from Lincoln had wrought up the old veteran's feelings. General Mather, he said to me, in great agitation, present my compliments to Mr. Lincoln w raise a finger I'll blow them to hell. On my return to Springfield, concludes Mather, I hastened to assure Mr. Lincoln that, if Scott were alive on the day of the i