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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend 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=herndon674.html


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564. Charles Friend to William H. Herndon.

Sonora Ky 20 Aug 1889

Dear Sir:

Your of 10 Inst received 10 Oclk this morning. Where could have been? There never wer but One family of Hanks in this County that I ever hear of. And they wer all women. I never heard any thing against the women except Nancy. Judge J. F. Cessna Cousin of my father told me that Uncle Isaac Friend was once in love with her and at a party at night after a log rolling in the day he (Isaac) was laying with his head in her lap and swore that he feld the Child kick in her belly when talking to the boys about this matter Later he learned that his brother Charles Friend had done the work for her, Dennis Friend Hanks was the boy that did the kicking, which kicked Uncle Isaac out of marrying her, I hav written Uncle Dennis several time and asked him what relations he bore to President Lincoln and he will never answer it. The first letter he ever wrote me he sayed "My mother was a Hanks she sayes your Grand father was my father this don't doubt," Evry old person that I ever talked to on the subject agree by saying that Nancy Hanks Denis' Mother was A Lincoln's mother.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Friend, Charles. 'Charles Friend 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=herndon674.html
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