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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis, Hanks F. 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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108. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon.

December 24th 65

you Speake of My Letter writen with a pencil the Reason of this was My Ink was frose

part first we ust to play 4 corner Bull pen and what we Cald Cat. [1] I No that you No what it is and throwing a Mall over our Sholders Backwards hoping and halfhamen Resling and So on

2d what Religious Songs

The onely Song Book was Dupees old Song Book [2] I Recollect Very well 2 Songs that we ust to Sing that was

O when Shall I Se Jesus and Rain with him a Bove [3] The Next was

How teageos and Tastless the hour when Jesus No Longer I See [4] I have tried find one of those Books But Cant find it it was a Book used By the old predestenarin Baptist in 1820 this is My Recollection a Bout it at this time we Never had any other

the Next was in the fields Hail Collumbis Hap Land [5] if you aint Broke I will be Damned

and the turpen turk that Scorns the world and Struts a Bout whith his whiskers Curld for No other Man But him Self to See [6]

and all Such as this

Abe youst to try to Sing pore Old Ned [7] But he Never Could Sing Much

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2403; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:277

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis, Hanks F. 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=herndon146a.html
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