It has long been known that Herndon did not put everything he was told into his Lincoln Record, whose contents he had duplicated by a copyist in and stored in a bank vault for safekeeping.
Thousands of floating rumors -- assertions and theories, etc.
Lincoln often encountered views supporting slavery.
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He signed an agreement on June 13,with John Hodge of British Honduras that authorized colonial agents to recruit ex-slaves and transport them to Belize from approved ports in PhiladelphiaNew York Cityand Boston.
Herndon recalled for example, "I have slept with 20 men in the same room".
Judge Douglas asks you "why cannot the institution of slavery, or rather, why cannot the nation, part slave and part free, continue as our fathers made it forever?
That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio [River], or any other slave-border.
An anonymous poem about suicide published locally three years after her death is widely attributed to Lincoln.
The notion that Lincoln wanted to change his name after he was elected is utterly bizarre, and the business of corresponding about his forebears is almost certainly a mishmash of what Dall read in the letters of Herndon's Kentucky informants and what Herndon told her about Lincoln's correspondence with a Kentucky historian, Samuel Haycraft.