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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Barnet, James. 'James Barnet to Joseph G. Monfort' 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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454. James Barnet to Joseph G. Monfort. [Enclosure] [1]

Camden O. Aug 19 /67

Dear Sir:

Your very kind favour of the 12th Inst came duly to hand in which you make enquirys about a family by the name of Lincoln commonly called Linkhorn. I knew the family well the old Gentleman's name was Thomas the young mans name that went to school to you was John and I suppose he was about 19 years old in 1827 he worked for me 2 or 3 years and died on my premises in 1840 he had two other Brothers Thomas and Ananias there was not any of the family named Abraham and I suppose they were not related to the great Abraham Lincoln if they were it was distant, Thomas Lincoln was an old Settler here he was living here in 1823 when we came to Camden

Yours Truly
(Signed) James Barnet

P.S. Camden in 1823 was called Dover.

JB

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3031 (Monfort letter), Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4523 (enclosure)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Barnet, James. 'James Barnet to Joseph G. Monfort' 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=herndon570b.html
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