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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Chapman, A. H.. 'A. H. Chapman (Written Statement)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 95: 1. Docketing in WHH's hand: Col. A. H. Chapman of Charleston wrote this. He is a relative of Mr Lincoln and handed me this paper — Sept 8th 1865 at the Union Hotel Charleston Ills — Cash $43.00. Chapman was married to Harriet Hanks, the daughter of AL's second cousin, Dennis F. Hanks, and AL's stepsister, Elizabeth Johnston.

Note from page 95: 2. AL's paternal grandfather's name was Abraham.

Note from page 95: 3. Nancy Lincoln (1780 — 1845), who married William Brumfield in 1801.

Note from page 96: 4. AL knew his mother's maiden name as Nancy Hanks.

Note from page 96: 5. The true family line of Nancy Hanks is much disputed. See the appendix for the genealogy established by Paul Verduin, which the editors believe is the best available.

Note from page 96: 6. The existing record of the wedding gives the date as June 12, 1806.

Note from page 96: 7. Cf. §16.

Note from page 98: 8. Francis Posey. For Thompson's ferry, see §24, note 11.

Note from page 98: 9. The sentence appears as a marginal note; Springer places it here.

Note from page 98: 10. Thomas Sparrow, who was married to Nancy Hanks Lincoln's aunt Elizabeth, or Betsey.

Note from page 98: 11. Yellow Banks is the site of present Owensboro, Kentucky.

Note from page 99: 12. John, Matilda, and Elizabeth.

Note from page 100: 13. Inserted with a caret: took a great.

Note from page 100: 14. Dennis F. Hanks married Elizabeth Johnston; Squire Hall, a half-brother of Dennis F. Hanks, married Matilda Johnston.

Note from page 101: 15. Cf. §§79, 86.

Note from page 101: 16. Most likely one of many expanded editions of the Life of Washington, by Mason Locke Weems, first published in 1800.

Note from page 101: 17. Exchange work is a reciprocal arrangement between neighbors for performing comparable work on each other's farms.

Note from page 101: 18. See §24, note 16.

Note from page 101: 19. See §24, note 17.

Note from page 102: 20. Not identified.

Note from page 102: 21. Canal around the falls on the Ohio River at Louisville, constructed in 1825 — 30.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Chapman, A. H.. 'A. H. Chapman (Written Statement)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon095.html
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