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543. John Hanks to Jesse W. Weik.

Linkville Klamath Co Oregon Apr 19th 1888

Dear Sir

I wil Try to answer your questions I and Abe Lincolen ware in New orleans several times together but I Dont Now whether he got his fortune told or Abe Lincolens Mothers Name was Nancy Hanks and was Bornd in virginia and was Maried to Thomas Lincolen in Washington County kentucky June 12th 1806 her Fathers Name was Joseph. Hanks Lincolns his step Mothers Name was Sarah Bush

I would send you my Picture if had one here you can get one by sending to A. T. Mettler at Decatur Ill

yours Respectfulley
John. Hanks

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4631



1. It is doubtful that AL and Hanks made more than one trip down the Mississippi together. According to AL, Hanks did not go all the way to New Orleans in 1831 but turned back at St. Louis. See CW 4:64.