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Monday, April 18, 1831.+-

En route to New Salem, IL.

"We finished making & launching the boat in about 4 weeks; we loaded the boat with barrell pork; corn & live hogs, and left Sangamon twn." Interview of John Hanks by William H. Herndon, 1865-66, in Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds., Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998), 457.

Lincoln describes himself as "a strange[r], friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working on a flat boat—at ten dollars per month."Abraham Lincoln to Martin S. Morris, 26 March 1843, CW, 1:319-21.