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Things Lincoln never said
12-24-2020, 06:30 PM
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RE: Things Lincoln never said
(06-13-2020 04:53 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  "My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."

This (apparent) Lincoln quote is included in one of the articles in the latest edition of the Lincoln Herald.

I am not familiar with a legitimate source for this quote. Does anyone know of one?

I came across the quote:

"Denny, he'd say, the things I want to know is in books. My best friend's the man who' ll git me one." [1]

[1] Atkinson, Eleanor. The Boyhood of Lincoln. United States, Doubleday, Page 23, 1910. http://t.ly/JkSF

This is likely from a first hand account by Dennis Hanks, a cousin of Lincoln's mother, told to the author Eleanor Atkinson (https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/217169525.pdf) page 12.

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12-24-2020, 07:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Bill, and thank you very much!
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