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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Rowbotham, John B. 'John B. Rowbotham 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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38. John B. Rowbotham to William H. Herndon.

Cincinnati June 24/65

Dear Sir,

Your letter not having the street & number did not reach me untill this mrng — But I hasten to give what information I can to assist you in your researches — [1]

It will be better to begin with the birthplace (though I commenced at Springfield) & follow it out in chronological order — From Louisville take the cars to Elizabeth Town old Thomas Lincoln worked there occasionally as carpenter & it is probable there may be someone left who remembers him — but I did not stop to inquire — From E.T. proceed to Hodgenville which is about ten miles south east of there — & inquire the way to Rock Spring farm owned by Mr. R. A. Creal, better known as "Old Dickey Creal" The farm is about 3 miles south east of Hodgenville & a good straight road The site of Mr. L's birthplace is on this

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Rowbotham, John B. 'John B. Rowbotham 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=herndon055b.html
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