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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, John. 'John Hanks to William H. Herndon (interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Co in 1831. The next time I saw Abraham was in in the City of Springfield in the year about 1833 & 4; but was residing in Menard Co at that time — I never had a flat boat trip with Abe before nor since the one told you — have been often to New Orleans I was down the River when Negroes tried to Rob Lincoln's boat — did not see it. [3] Abe Lincoln did Carry a drunken man home one night to keep him from freezing — but my Cousin did not know this & hence did not state it. The man I think his name was Carter told me Abe did — Abe told me — Abes father told me.and all this is good evidence enough. Carter told me Abe was right good & clever to pack him to the fire.

Abrm was after the black Hawk war a Candidate of the legislature — in 1832 — 34 — 36 — I saw him some time after this pleading law at Decatur.

John Hanks (x) his mark

attest
W H Herndon

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2184 — 88; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:158 — 62

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, John. 'John Hanks to William H. Herndon (interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon043.html
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