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rt of the people in one who had attained such prominence was perfectly natural, but it never pleased him in the least; in fact, to one man who was endeavoring to establish a relationship through the Hanks family he simply answered, You are mistaken about my mother, without explaining the mistake or making further mention of the matter. Samuel Haycraft, the clerk of the court in Hardin county, invited him to visit the scenes of his birth and boyhood, which led him to say this in a letter, June 4, 1860: Unpublished Ms. You suggest that a visit to the place of my nativity might be pleasant to me. Indeed it would, but would it be safe? Would not the people lynch me? That reports reflecting on his origin and descent should arise in a community in which he felt that his life was unsafe is by no means surprising. Abraham Lincoln, Regarding the definition of the names Lincoln and Hanks it is said, the first is merely a local name without any special meaning, and the second is the old
published for the first time: [From a letter to L. Montgomery Bond, Esq., Oct. 15, 1860.1 I certainly am in no temper and have no purpose to embitter the feelings of the South, but whether I am inclined to such a course as would in fact embitter their feelings you can better Judge by my published speeches than by anything I would say in a short letter if I were inclined now, as I am not, to define my position anew. [From a letter to Samuel Haycraft, dated, Springfield, Ill., June 4, 1860.] Like yourself I belonged to the old Whig party from its origin to its close. I never belonged to the American party organization, nor ever to a party called a Union party; though I hope I neither am or ever have been less devoted to the Union than yourself or any other patriotic man. [Private and Confidential.] Springfield, Ill., Nov. 13, 1860. Hon. Samuel Haycraft. My Dear Sir:--Yours of the 9th is just received. I can only answer briefly. Rest fully assured that the