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Henry Binmore (Washington Post)

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“Death of Henry Binmore,” Washington (DC) Post, November 6, 1907, p. 3: 3.

DEATH OF HENRY BINMORE.

FORMERLY STEPHEN DOUGLAS’ SECRETARY AND OFFICIAL REPORTER FOR HOUSE.

Chicago, Nov. 5. --- Henry Binmore, shorthand reporter, lawyer, and author, died yesterday at his residence here. He was seventy-four years old. As secretary for Stephen A. Douglas he reported the famous debate with Lincoln in 1858.

In 1860 and 1861 he was official reporter of the national House of Representatives, resigning to accept an appointment as captain on Gen. Prentiss’ staff. At the battle of Shiloh, when Gen. Prentiss was taken prisoner, Capt. Binmore made his escape, saving valuable papers. He was assigned then to Gen. Herbert’s staff as assistant adjutant general.

For the last thirty years he had practiced law and written and compiled various legal works.

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