623. Dennis F. Hanks (Jesse W. Weik Interview).
Charleston, Illinois, Oct. 28, 1886
"They told me the Lincolns had a baby at thur house," he related to the writer at Charleston, Illinois, Oct. 28, 1886, "and so I jest run all the way down thar. I guess I was on hand purty early, fur I rickolect when I held the little feller in my arms his mother said, ’Be keerful with him, Dennis, fur you air the fust boy he's ever seen.' I sort o' swung him back and forth; a little to peart, I reckon, fur with the talkin' and the shakin' he soon begun to cry and then I handed him over to my Aunt Polly