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111. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon.

[Dec. 1865?]

on The 24 page This is all Rong he never went to New oreleans. at that time It Says he hired to a person who Lived nere By at the Rate of 10 Dollars per Month this is false those places that I mark is Rong on the 18 page Speaking of the first cabin that was Bilt is a Mistake it was not a cabin at all it was one of those half face camps a Bout 14 feet open in frunt fire place in the Back part

Now in answer to Requst Thomas Lincoln was a man five feet 10 Inches high Darke hair Rather Corse — Hazel Eye weighing 196 lbs Very Much Like Abe his Sun he had a Broder face than abe Walked Slow and Shore a Mity Staught Man his Mother Spare Made thin visage Remarkable Keen perseption lite hare and Blew Eyes I will Send the Bok if I have for got any thing Let me No you ask what Sort of plais what we cald them at that was Bull pen & Corner and Cat hoping and half hamin plaing at Nite old Sister feby this I No for I took a hand My Self and Restling we Could throw Down any Body

Now William Be Sure and have My Name very Conspikus in the work and it gaw of well wright it Dennis. F. Hanks I Can Sell that work when it is published fast for I now what the people Say for I have told them that thare would Be Such a Bok out The Therow History Signed By Me

Yours Respetfully
D. F. Hanks

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3898; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:244 — 45



1. Possibly refers to Raymond, 18 — 24. See p. 147, note 4.

2. Old Sister Phoebe, a play-party game. See Lair, 23.