The online diary of the Right Reverend Daniel Martins, Bishop of Springfield (Episcopal Church)
Monday, February 9, 2015
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
I learned this morning that Abraham Lincoln won the freedom of a slave as an attorney participating in litigation that took place in St Paul's, Pekin--though it was in an earlier building, since the one currently in use wasn't erected until 1875. None of those attending this morning could personally remember the incident, however. In any case, the "new" St Paul's is one of the prettiest churches in the diocese.