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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
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168. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon.

Charleston the 12th of March, 1866

Friend Blly

it Seams that you Cant get Strait on those questions I will try My Best this time

1st how did Thomas Lincoln & his wife & family cum to Indiana the Last time the time Mrs Johnston Came Did he Cum in a wagon I Say he Cum in a wagon a 4 horse team Belonging to his Brother in law Ralph Crumes of Brackinridge County Ky

2nd Did Hall & his wife [1] Cum at that time I Say No not for 6 years after

3d Did Mrs & Mr Sparow Cum at that time I Say No But the Next fall they Did But at the Same time he Drove his Stalk Hoggs to poseys and thar left them in the Beach Mast [2] and I and Sparrow Started home and we had Not Ben at home Not More than a week tell here Cum all the Hoggs A Bare had got a Mung them Killed one this was a Bout 80 Miles they cum we Started the Next fall My wifes farther was Daniel Johnston and Sally Johnston is heir Mother A Lincolns Step Mother of Elizabeth town Ky thomas Sparrow & wife & my Self lived on Thomas Lincoln place and Died Shortly after My uncle and ant uncle & ant to Abes Mother in Spencer County indiana Died in 1819 as I Recall

4th what is thompsons Now Called it is Still the Same Name it is Bout one Mile and a half Below Troy Troy is ½ Mile Bove Anderson River the oldest vilage in that County perry Laid out in 1816

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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=herndon228b.html
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