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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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Pierce, Edward L. (1829-97).

Pierce graduated from Brown University and Harvard Law School. He practiced briefly in Cincinnati in the office of Salmon P. Chase, whom he later served as secretary in Washington, D.C. He was a Massachusetts member of the Republican National Convention that nominated AL. In 1863, at Chase's request, AL appointed Pierce collector of internal revenue at Boston. After the Civil War Pierce was a political officeholder in Massachusetts and authored the official biography of Charles Sumner. (DAB)

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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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