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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks to Wililam 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=herndon192.html


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136. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon [1].

February the 1st 66

Der Bille

I Received your Letter of Enquier to-day I will postpone answering this Letter for Sume Days for I have written a Letter to Haginsville to the post master of that place and have found Sume of My relations is still Living and Lives on A Lincolns Birth place I wrote Back to them for they no that is his Birth place want to No all they No a Bout it when I get an answer from them I will give you a Rich Letter Bill Sopose you Rite a Letter to Richard Creal Haginsville Kentucky this is the man that is said to live on A Lincolns birthplace asks him whare it is Name Sum old Settler that I may No was it on Knob creek or was it nere Buckharts old farm or close to Silas Inyards get them to tell all this and Let me No a Bout it we will make something out of this thare is two persons Still a Living one is My Step Mother which is 83 years old and another Man that is still a Living By the Name of William Cissna which is 89 years old Rite whare he was Born write to these persons I think we will get it all at Last I No these persons well I thought they was all Ded I entend to Se them Next Spring So do as I tell you Billy we will find it all out yet It has Ben 45 years sence I have Seen any of them

I am not Very well at this time So fare well

D F. Hanks.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2462; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:250 — 51

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks to Wililam 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=herndon192.html
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