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

May the 4th 66

Friend William I Received your Leter

Plese answer

1st No Indians there when I first went to Indiana I Say No Nun


2d I Say this Bar Deer Turkyes and Coon wilecats and other things and frogs

3d frute trees

plum Crabaples Black Haws Red Haws &c and grapes Both fall and winter grapes Dog wood and Shoemake Berys

what Kind of wild fruit

This I have Named a Bove

what Kind of flowers

Swomp Lilly Sentury and Sweet William and wild Roses and and Camamile or Basal

those State Ments is Rite.

W — M — Brian Lives Close to Me his farthers Name was Larsan He gives his Love to you

Now Billy if I Have Mist any thing let Me No

yours as yousal
D. F. Hanks

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2571; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:274 — 75



1. Possibly William Bryan.