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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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Parks, Samuel C. (1812-1917).

Parks was born in Vermont and educated in Indiana. In the spring of 1840 he moved to Springfield, where he read law and became a friend of AL. After moving again to Lincoln, Illinois, he was associated with AL in many Logan County cases on the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Parks worked for AL's nomination at the Chicago convention in 1860, and in 1863 AL appointed him an associate justice of the supreme court of Idaho Territory. He is best remembered for his copy of Howells's campaign biography, in which AL marked certain errors in the margin. (Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County, Ill. [Chicago, 1911]; William Dean Howells, Life of Abraham Lincoln [1860; rpt., Bloomington, Ind., 1960])

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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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