Springfield, Ill. (AP) -- A descendant of
one of Abraham Lincoln's friends has donated a collection of cards and letters
to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The collection comes from Lincoln friend Alexander
Sympson. Library officials say he and the president were friends as children
and that Sympson was one of Lincoln's
political supporters. Delray Beach,
Fla., resident John Hake donated
the collection. Hake is Sympson's great-great-grandson.
There are nearly 50 items in the
collection, including two letters by Lincoln.
One was from 1858, when Lincoln
says he'll see Sympson during his Senate campaign. The other is from 1861, when
arranges a job for Sympson's son. He calls Sympson "one of my best
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