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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=herndon176.html


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went to Abe he got this permit to take degarytipes in the army this is all for they ar all Ded Except Johns Boys they Did Not ask for any

8th Did you or John Hanks Lincoln for any office I Say this that John Hanks of Decatur Did Solisit him for an Indian Agency and John told Me that Abe Did as good as told him he Should have one But John Could Not Read or write I think this was the Reason that Abe Did Not give John the place

As for My Self I Did Not aske Abe rite out for an office onely this I would Like to have the post office in Charleston This was My wife that asked him He told hir that Much was understood as much as to Say that I would get it I Did Not Care Much a Bout it

9th Do you think Lincoln Card for his Relations I will Say this Much when he was with us he Seemed to think a great Deal of us but I thought Sum times it was hipocritical But I am Not Shore

As for his ant in Coles County he Never had any Nor I Dont No any person that he called ant if it was So I would have Known Sumthing a Bout it

William ask all questions you want I am Very cirtin I Can answer them [2]

Yours Respectffully
D. F. Hanks.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2437 — 38; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:260 — 63

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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=herndon176.html
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