THE IMPORTANCE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS BIRTHPLACE (continued)
3. Thomas, 7; Oates, With Malice Toward None, 5-6; Thomas L. Purvis, "The Making of a Myth: Abraham Lincoln's Family Background in the Perspective of Jacksonian Politics," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 75 (Summer 1982): 149-50.
7. Kent Masterson Brown, "Report on The Title of Thomas Lincoln to, And The History of, The Lincoln Boyhood Home Along Knob Creek in LaRue County, Kentucky" (Atlanta: National Park Service, Southeast Regional Office, 1998), 31.
9. Kent Brown convincingly argues that Thomas Lincoln was a "victim" of David Vance, one of four people involved in the 1808 Sinking Spring Farm transaction. Vance, who never appeared at the Hardin Circuit Court to testify in his defense, already had four pending lawsuits against him relating to land deals (Brown, 21).
10. In notes supplied to a journalist in 1860 for a campaign biography, Abraham Lincoln wrote that the family's removal to Indiana "was partly on account of slavery, but chiefly on account of the difficulty in land titles in Ky." "Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps," The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Roy P. Basler, ed. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1953), IV: 61-62.
19. McPherson, 333-34, 557-58; Oates, With Malice Toward None, 317-33. Abolitionist sentiment was strong in Britain, which had outlawed slavery in its empire in 1833 (John Hope Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans [New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967], 347).
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