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Herndon

[hurn-duh n] /ˈhɜrn dən/
noun
1.
William Henry, 1818–91, U.S. law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.
2.
a town in NE Virginia.
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  • His partner Herndon said of him, "His melancholy dripped from him as he walked."

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • "I thought Herndon was mighty keen to go," he remarked with a laugh.

    A Little Union Scout Joel Chandler Harris
  • "I told him that I believed it would do him good to get down to Washington," said Herndon.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • When either Lincoln or Herndon received a fee they divided the money then and there.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • "I do not think that he knew what happiness was for twenty years," says Mr. Herndon.

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