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This silver plate engraving of President Lincoln’s initials with the phrase ‘In Memoriam’

             and ‘Springfield May 4th, 1865’ was commissioned by Mr. G.N. Lynch to adorn the
             hearse that would be used to carry the President’s body to its final resting place. It is

             believed to have been removed shortly after the funeral and presented as a token of esteem
             to St. Louis Mayor James Thomas who had helped to facilitate the loan of the hearse from

             St. Louis to Springfield. At this time, this is the last known major relic left of that vehicle
             which was later destroyed by fire.

               Caption by Ian Patrick Hunt Historian ALPLF, Silver Plate Relic provided by John Neal Hoover,
                                       Executive Director, St. Louis Mercantile Library

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