“He Worked at Odd Jobs”
For a long time after beginning life on his own account Abe remained in sight of the parental abode. He worked at odd jobs in the neighborhood, or wherever the demand for his services called him. As late as 1831 he was still in the same parts, and John Hanks is authority for the statement that he “made three thousand rails for Major Warnick” walking daily three miles to his work.
By William H. Herndon，Jesse W. Weik “Herndon’s Lincoln: A True Story of a Great Life”