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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Hill, John (1839-98).

Hill was born in New Salem, the son of Parthena Nance and Samuel Hill, the leading New Salem merchant and a close friend of AL. As editor of a Democratic Petersburg newspaper, John Hill vigorously supported Douglas in the 1858 senatorial and the 1860 presidential campaigns. During the Civil War he was the commissioner from the Illinois state government to Illinois regiments. Later he was elected to the General Assembly, and in 1872 he moved to Georgia. (letter from Rosella H. Rogers, February 28, 1991; NMB; Onstot)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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