136. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon
February the 1st 66
I Received your Letter of Enquier to-day I will postpone answering this Letter for Sume Days for I have written a Letter to Haginsville to the post master of that place and have found Sume of My relations is still Living and Lives on A Lincolns Birth place I wrote Back to them for they no that is his Birth place want to No all they No a Bout it when I get an answer from them I will give you a Rich Letter Bill Sopose you Rite a Letter to Richard Creal Haginsville Kentucky this is the man that is said to live on A Lincolns birthplace asks him whare it is Name Sum old Settler that I may No was it on Knob creek or was it nere Buckharts old farm or close to Silas Inyards get them to tell all this and Let me No a Bout it we will make something out of this thare is two persons Still a Living one is My Step Mother which is 83 years old and another Man that is still a Living By the Name of William Cissna which is 89 years old Rite whare he was Born write to these persons I think we will get it all at Last I No these persons well I thought they was all Ded I entend to Se them Next Spring So do as I tell you Billy we will find it all out yet It has Ben 45 years sence I have Seen any of them
I am not Very well at this time So fare well
D F. Hanks.
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2462; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:250 — 51