Newspaper from Aug. 20, 1867

Memorial of President Lincoln in London

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    Memorial of President Lincoln in London

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    This article from the San Antonio Express cites an article from the London Star, purporting that a memorial was being built in London to honor of President Lincoln and the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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    The London Star says. There are no building in London a church, a public hall and a school-room attached, intended to be a memorial of the abolition of slavery in America, and of the public services of the late President Lincoln. The work is under the superintendence of Dr. F. Tompkins, D. C. L. who who has spent some time in America. The Rev. C.W. Dension, the American agent, has not presented this object in Paris, as a meeting was held on the subject at the Salle Evangeline, in the exhibition on Thursday. J. P. Reynolds, one of the commissioners for the State of Illinois, presided, and the Rev. T. B. Hart, the minister of the English Chapel, Rue Royale, officiated as secretary. Statements with reference to the memorial were made by the Rev. Mr. Denison, the Hon. Mr. Usher, Dr. Smith of Boston, Dr. Freeze of New Jersey, and others, and a resolution commenting it was passed by the meeting.

    [Transcription by: Ricarda H., Dr. Susan Corbesero’s Class, Ellis School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

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    San Antonio Express. "Memorial of President Lincoln in London". San Antonio Express. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed September 23, 2023.