453. Joseph G. Monfort to William H. Herndon.
Cincinnati Aug 21, 1867
The prefixed letter from James Barnet of Camden Preble Co O seems to settle the question that my pupil was not President Lincoln — I feel quite confident that my pupil was Abraham not John & that John was a youngr brother but if there was a John, Thomas & Anna was, though the fathers name was Thomas, it must have been another family, as President Lincoln had but one brother who died in infancy as Barretts life
Do you think the matter worth any further investigation?
My conjecture is that Old Thomas was a cousin of President Lincolns father being of the same name
J G. Monfort