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Nancy Hanks the Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother by Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944

Nancy Hanks the Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother by Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944

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NANCY HANKSTJiE STORY OFAm/::,; niHcoufs mgtoerA /v\ U^(h)NANCY HANKSDigitized by the Internet Archivein 2010 with funding fromThe Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State
Library LSTA Granthttp://www.archive.org/details/nancyhanksstor1556hitcNancy HanksTHE STORY OF : *. I :ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S MOTHERBYCaroline Hanks HitchcockNew YorkDOUBLEDAY & McClURE Co.1900Copyright, 1899ByDOUBLEDAY & McCLURE CO'' A dirge for the brave old pioneer \ Columbus of the land !
Who guided freedom's proud careerBeyond the conquered strand,And gave her pilgrim sons a homeNo monarch step profanes,Free as the chainless winds that roamUpon its boundless plains."PREFACETo no woman whose name is ofinterest in American history hasgreater injustice been done bybiographers than to Nancy Hanks,the mother of Abraham Lincoln.This injustice has been in repeat-ing or allowing to go unchallengedtraditions of her early life of whichthere were no proofs.Daughter of a pioneer, weddedwith a pioneer, Nancy Hanksspent her life in a conflict withthe wilderness. Dying in 1 8 1 8,when only 35 years old, she wasIX

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