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M-484 Lincoln-Filley Letter

DATE: December 22, 1863

CREATOR: President Abraham Lincoln 

ABSTRACT: This collection consists of a copy of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to O.D. Filley on December 22, 1863 regarding petitions made to remove Reverend Samuel McPheeters from his position at Pine Street Presbyterian Church over his alleged confederate sympathies. In the letter, Lincoln writes on the issue of separation of church and state.

EXTENT: one folder

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Preferred Citation note: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is "From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."