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Delivered in the Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Ill., Jan. 23, 1853. A rare temperance lecture by an intimate friend of the Lincoln family. Prominent among those listed as attending and endorsing publication of the lecture is ""A Lincoln."" in 1850 Smith delivered the sermon at the funeral services for the Lincolns' 3 year old son Eddy, and Mary Todd Lincoln became a member of his church in 1852. Later President Lincoln appointed Smith as consul at Dundee, Scotland and in the years following Lincoln's assassination, Smith became a prominent participant in the debate with William Herndon over Lincoln's religious convictions.
Williams, Frank J.; Williams, Virginia
16 pages ;21 cm
[Physical ID#]: [Item Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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