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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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Scripps, John L. (1818-66).

In 1848 Scripps purchased an interest in the Chicago Tribune, becoming its principal editor. Upon selling his interest to a Whig group, he began publishing the

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Daily Democratic Press in 1852. When the Chicago Press and Tribune was formed in 1858, Scripps again served as its senior editor. He composed a brief campaign biography of AL in 1860, for which AL answered questions about his early life and wrote out a biographical statement. AL appointed him Chicago postmaster in 1861. (NCAB; ALE)

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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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