--- On Wed, 12/5/12, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The word "from" is not necessary.
whence = from where, whither = to where
thence = from there, thither = to there
hence = from here, hither = to here
True, it's not necessary; but whence, thence, hence are falling into disuse (except in literature and legalese), and people,I suspect, are probably confusing them with the prep. phrases of identical meaning.