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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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forbear. You will find it in one of the standard hymn-books. It was likewise the last thing she ever sung.--Letter, John M. Rutledge, Ms., Nov. 25, 1866. The most astonishing and sad sequel to this courtship was the disastrous effect of Miss RuMiss Rutledge's death on Mr. Lincoln's mind. It operated strangely on one of his calm and stoical make-up. As he returned from the visit to the bedside of Miss Rutledge, he stopped at the house of a friend, who relates that his face showed signs of no liMiss Rutledge, he stopped at the house of a friend, who relates that his face showed signs of no little mental agony. He was very much distressed, is the language of this friend, and I was not surprised when it was rumored subsequently that his reason was in danger. One of Miss Rutledge's brothers R. B. Rutledge, Ms., letter, Oct. 21, 1866. Miss Rutledge's brothers R. B. Rutledge, Ms., letter, Oct. 21, 1866. says: The effect upon Mr. Lincoln's mind was terrible. He became plunged in despair, and many of his friends feared that reason would desert her throne. His extraordinary emotions were regarded as strong evidence of the existence of the tenderest