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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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Short, James (1807-74).

James Short's family settled very early in the New Salem area, and Short became one of AL's best friends. In bidding in AL's surveying equipment when it was auctioned off for debt and returning it to him, Short proved himself an important benefactor. Like AL, Short was a Whig in an area that was predominantly Democratic. When AL was elected president, he appointed Short agent for the Round Valley Indian Reservation in California. (Petersburg Democrat, February 21, 1874; Josephine Lynch Short, comp., Short: An Early Virginia Family [N.p., n.d.])

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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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