Funeral Address Delivered at the Burial of President Lincoln: At Springfield, Illinois, May 4, 1865
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According to a 1914 article in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Simpson was a champion of the Union, and a friend and confidant of Lincoln. The relationship between the two “was no doubt influential in deciding the family and the Cabinet to request the Bishop’s services at the President’s funeral” (p. 63).
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Simpson, Matthew, "Funeral Address Delivered at the Burial of President Lincoln: At Springfield, Illinois, May 4, 1865" (1865). Simpson, Matthew, 1811-1884. 1.