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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend to Dennis Hanks' 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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130. Charles Friend to Dennis Hanks.

Hodgenville Jan 27th 1866

Dear Sir

yours of the 18 Inst was handed me a day or two since by the Post Master of this place. And would say in answer that I am a Grandson of Charles Friend who lived on the Greensburg Road 3 miles S.E of this place. Grandpa has been Dead 21 years last Aug. My Father (Fielding) whom you seem to have forgotten, is also Dead he Died in Oct /'52 at West Point Ky. Leaving My Mother & Six Children. I'll give you the mames agreeable to age: Harriet. M. Charles, John C, Robt C, James E, and Richard C. The oldes My Sister is married to a Mr A. H. Redman and Has two Children Chas. & James Grandpa at his death left a widow and 9 Children three of whom are dead, Harriet Fielding & Elizy.

Uncles Richd & Robt live on the old place Uncle Jno Aunts Lydia Kitty & Matilda all Live in this county Aunt Harriet Mayfield died in Missouri last August Grandma is still living on the old place with uncle Robt the old Lady is Eighty Three years Old I carried your letter out to Uncle Rob's but grandma was not at home. Uncle Richard said he remembered you well. Grandma remembers you for she has often told me of you and said that she would like to see you and would would write if she knew where to direct to. I passed through your town

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend to Dennis Hanks' 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=herndon177.html
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