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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks 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=herndon198.html


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Notes.

Note from page 198: 1. Though Lincoln had told Herndon and others that his mother's maiden name was Hanks, Dennis F. Hanks maintained that AL's mother's maiden name was Sparrow, the surname of her mother's husband. See the appendix.

Note from page 199: 2. William H. Herndon note: (Foolish answer to evade a truth — Mrs Lincoln was born 20 ys before Hanks — Herndon).

Note from page 199: 3. Gammon: "misleading or nonsensical talk."

Note from page 199: 4. William H. Herndon note: (Lincoln knew what his Mothers Name was, I guess — Herndon).

Note from page 199: 5. William H. Herndon added two notes at the end of this letter: I don't believe that Lincoln was a bastard — though it is a fact that doubts May be raised, I think Caused by a misunderstanding as the identity of persons & times and As to Mrs Lincoln her own Son A. Lincoln told me the truth. Both are signed "Herndon."

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks 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=herndon198.html
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