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The following memorandum given by Mr. Lincoln to Hicks, the wel.. known artist, while he was painting hiş portrait in Springfield, Illinois, soon after his first nomination for the Presidency, is not without interest:

“I was born February 12, 1809, in then Hardin County, Kentucky, at a point within tko now County of Larce, a mile or a mile and a half from where Ilodgen's mill now is. My parents being dead, and my own memory not serving, I know no means of identifying the precise locality. It was on Nolen Creok.

A. L'INCOLN," June 14, 1860.

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