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228. Nathaniel Grigsby to William H. Herndon.

Gentryville, Ind. Sept 8th 1866


your note of resent date is recd, i shall answer youre questions to the best of my abilitys the most popular church in Southern indiana was the united baptist of America Mr Sparrow was not the father of Msses Lincoln, the mother of Abraham Lincoln was a hanks gentryvile is not on the head waters of litle pigeon creek it lyes one mile south of said Stream no other question recollected

i yet remain youre friend
N Grigsby

this leaves me all wel hoping the same to you, Ind wil give a good report of her self to morrow at the labet box as She did on the battle field as we have the same foe to meet Yours truly


Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2639; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:203 — 4



1. Presumably Thomas Sparrow, the husband of Elizabeth Hanks, who was Nancy Hanks Lincoln's aunt.