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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 8 0 Browse Search
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e day of Anne's death Mr. Lincoln was all life and animation. He seemed to see the bright side of every picture. James Rutledge, the father of this interesting girl, was one of the founders of New Salem, having come there from Kentucky in 1829. d the hospitality of his home. My father was a politician and an extensive stock dealer in that early day, and he and Mr. Rutledge were great friends. The latter was a man of no little force of character; those who knew him best loved him the most.verstated as to beauty — Greene writes as if he too had been in love with her — but is otherwise nearly correct. Miss Rutledge, says a lady Mrs. Hardin Bale. who knew her, had auburn hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. She was pretty, slightlve, Lincoln once said to me. My heart lies buried there. Before narrating the details of Lincoln's courtship with Miss Rutledge, it is proper to mention briefly a few facts that occurred before their attachment began. About the same time tha