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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend to William H. Herndon' 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 673: 2. WHH note at the bottom of the page: Weik I think that Friend is wrong in some of his statements, above as well his other statements which I sent you — 1st Because Dennis Hanks says that there were 2 Nancy Hanks — 2d Because Lincoln stated that __ was mistaken and his mother, implying that there were 2 Nancy's & 3dly Helm says that the Hanks girls were good dancers; I do not say that this man is wrong in all that he says — This man is mistaken again when he says that one of the [Insons?] — as I remember not having the paper in my hand — is in your posession, married someone in Ky. We have it somewhere in our book that he is mistaken by stating facts differently in this too — see the beginning of our life of L. See also what Friend does say in a communication to me which I sent you — . Watch the corners. W. H Herndon. Marginal note: This man I take it is honest, but he jumps to conclusions too quick or does not remember things. On the other hand Why was Dennis Hanks taken away from his mother & always following Thos. Lincoln's mother words was Nancy Hanks the mother of Dennis & Abraham No doubt that Chas Friend was the father of Dennis. H.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend to William H. Herndon' 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=herndon672b.html
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