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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Whitney, Henry Clay 1831- Lawyer; born in Detroit, Me., Feb. 23, 1831; received a collegiate education; became intimately acquainted with Abraham Lincoln in 1854; and was paymaster in the United States army in 1861-65. He is the author of Life on the circuit with Lincoln; Lincoln's lost speech; Lincoln in Reminiscent and colloquial Moods, etc.