Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/31/2019
(1809-1899) Canadian Catholic priest who left the Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister. He rode the lecture circuit in the United States denouncing the Catholic Church. His themes were that it was pagan, that Catholics worshipped the Virgin Mary, and that its theology was anti-Christian. In 1855, Chiniquy was sued by a prominent Catholic layman, who hired Abraham Lincoln to defend him. The spring court action in Urbana was the highest-profile libel suit in Lincoln's career. Rare signature in black ink on a 2 1/2" x 1" slip of paper irregularly cut from a document. IN very good condition. Later in his career, Chiniquy claimed that the Vatican was behind the Confederate cause and the assassination of President Lincoln, and that Lincoln's assassins were faithful Roman Catholics ultimately serving Pope Pius IX.
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Minimum Bid: $30.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $60 - $80
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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