174. Dennis F. Hanks to William H. Herndon.
[Mch. 19 — 66
Frend Billy I have Jest Received your 2 Letters 16 — 17 Calling for a Letter from a man in Baltimore a Bout Sum Land of Abes grandfarther as Said in the Letter
1st how Did Thomas Lincoln and Abes Mother Abe & Sarah Cum to Indiana They Cum on horse Back This I No Very well a Bout the year of 1817 — or 1816 I Dont Lecolect which they Came a little while Before I Came you will have to fix this thing up the Best way you Can for I Cant tell Exactly Bouts Dates
2d Did go to School to Crawford
3d She Died in 1833 as well as I Recollect Not positive.
4th was there Ever any Religeas tales in Ia among the Boys what Did Abe Say I will Say this for Abe when he went to Church he allways Could tell te tex as to his particlur Views in Religion I Cant tell But I Dont Think he held any Views Very Strong Raised under the predesternarin School his farther was a free will Baptist Free Communion for all Christians
5th what year Did Col Jones Cum India William Jones was Raised in Vincenes in the State of — Ia — I think a Bout the year of 1826 He came to Gentry Vill with a Little Store Aand thare we got a quainted he was a fine fellow he was Killed in the army
6th where was Thomas Lincoln Boat Lanched it was at the Mouth of Knobb Creek one half Mile from his place where he Lived the Last time Before he Moved to Indiana the Roling fork Emteing in to the Beach fork then into the Ohio to tompsons fery how far was it from Thomas Lincoln Hous I Say one half Mile
D. F. Hanks