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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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Smith, James (1801-71).

A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Smith came to Springfield in 1849 to become pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, where he served until 1856. He became acquainted with AL in 1850 when he conducted the funeral of AL's son Edward. Two years later MTL joined Smith's church. In 1863 Smith secured an appointment as U.S. consul at Dundee, Scotland, by appealing directly to MTL, who intervened on his behalf. (Albert Post, "Lincoln and the Reverend James Smith," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 35 [1942]; Edgar DeWitt Jones, Lincoln and the Preachers [New York, 1948])

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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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