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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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Ellis, Abner Y. (1807-78).

Ellis moved from Kentucky to Sangamon County in 1825 and had a long involve

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ment in the mercantile business in New Salem and Springfield. Ellis's father was in business with WHH's father, Archer G. Herndon, and Ellis himself was at one time associated in merchandising with AL's closest Springfield friend, Joshua F. Speed. In 1849 Ellis was appointed postmaster at Springfield. (Power; letter from Marie T. Eberle, August 25, 1993; letter from Deanna Kohlburn, September 8, 1993)

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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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