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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=herndon146b.html


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Clay and the Bible and Websers Spillang Book whitch was Mine and an other one Cald Robisons Cruso [1] those are the principle Books that I think of at this time But as Soon as any thin a cures too Me I will Let you No I cant find a volum of the old Song Book Dupee [2] if could I could tell you Every Song that we Sung Recolect Sum More Cum thou fount of Every Blesing tune My hart to Sing thy praise — when I can Read My title Clair to Mansions in the Sky How tedious and tastless the hour when Jesus Now Longe I See O to grace how great a Detter [3] ower Little Smuty Songs I wont Say any thing a Bout would Not Look well in print But I could give it I had Like to for got how Did Abe get his Knowledge of Law this is the fact a Bout it I Bought the Statute of Indiana and from that he Lerned the principles of Law and allso My Self

Every Man Should Be Cum aquainted of the principle Law you will See in that Little Book the word Demonstrate what Does it Mean I Never Could tell to my Satisfaction what it Ment Abe allways was trubled Bout words what they Ment I was allways in that fix My Self webster Dont No any thing you want to No If it is in My power to Do it I will Cherefuly

Be Careful and Note Down what you want

I Dont No whether you will understand My Markes in that Little Book or Not one thing is Shore a Bout it they Stole it all from the pionere Boy [4]

The Most of it is Not correct Sum is Now all the Story a Bout the first Cabin is fals

plese take Care of My Letters Not Loose them Mite Be of use to us

Yours Respectfully
D. F. Hanks.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2405 — 6; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:246 — 47

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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=herndon146b.html
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