On Sept. 19 I received Rev. Parmenter's critique of
my essay titled "Did Abraham Lincoln Practice Law in the Christian
Church of Lincoln, Illinois?" I was pleased to see that Rev.
Parmenter found my suggestions for further research to be helpful
and that he intends to pursue them.
On the other hand, he did find serious fault with a couple of
passages in my essay. Accordingly, I have attempted a rebuttal of
Rev. Parmenter e-mailed his critique to various central Illinois
newspapers, intending to reach a wide public audience, and I think
he was right to do so. Thus, I have published his critique and my
rebuttal below my essay about Lincoln and the Christian Church. Many
of your readers may be interested in this exchange, so I ask you to
provide the link to it:
Your help with this request would be much appreciated.
Darold Leigh Henson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of English
Missouri State University
September 20, 2007]
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