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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-03-2015, 01:31 AM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
At junk sales and bizarres I have run across scrapbooks and miscellany which contain old paper clippings of Lincoln, usually each year in mid February. I looked back over one told about Lincoln arranging a marriage for a minister's daughter and
soldier fiancee. He sent his carriage many nights to pick up his favorite preacher and they spent their nights on their knees both praying fervently for the Union and the soldiers, etc. The old article gives the preacher as named Sanderson. That his daughter then married a Federal soldier. Lincoln rushed the two married before he went off to war, Lincoln took time to gather a trouseau because the bride had none. I did a net search and could find some substance to it. But the preacher was named Phineas Gurley and not Sanderson. Gurley's daughter Frances did marry a soldier, but I really can't find online where Lincoln was involved in elaborately arranging it.
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