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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis. 'Dennis Hanks (William H. Herndon Interview)' 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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Notes.

Note from page 103: 1. William Jones, the Indiana storekeeper for whom AL worked.

Note from page 103: 2. Probably the interview dated June 13, 1865. See §24.

Note from page 103: 3. AL's grandfather's name was Abraham.

Note from page 104: 4. The rule of three is a means of determining the fourth term in a proportion when three terms are given; confusingly, the double rule of three refers to calculation of the missing term when more than three are given.

Note from page 104: 5. Dennis later sent WHH a copy of this agreement in his letter of March 7, 1866. See §166; cf. CW 1:262 — 63.

Note from page 105: 6. Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (15th ed., Philadelphia, 1741); Rev. Starke Dupuy, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected (Louisville, 1818).

Note from page 105: 7. "Running rigs" is to tease, banter, or ridicule.

Note from page 105: 8. Caleb Bingham, comp., The American Preceptor; Being a New Selection of Lessons for Reading and Speaking (1794); idem, The Columbian Orator; Containing a Variety of Original and Selected Pieces; Together with Rules Calculated to Improve Youth and Others in the Ornamental and Useful Art of Eloquence (1797).

Note from page 105: 9. AL was born on Nolin Creek and moved with his family to the Knob Creek farm at about the age of two.

Note from page 105: 10. See §24, note 17.

Note from page 106: 11. An explicit acknowledgment of what was apparently a common practice with WHH, that is, making notes when taking an interview and writing them up sometime later.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis. 'Dennis Hanks (William H. Herndon Interview)' 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=herndon103.html
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