Levi Lincoln


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Lincoln, Levi,

1749–1820, American public official, b. Hingham, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1772. A lawyer, he held various local offices during the American Revolution and later became a Jeffersonian political leader. He served (1801–4) as U.S. Attorney General. He was subsequently lieutenant governor and governor of Massachusetts.
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Pfeffer, noting that Jefferson consulted with his attorney general, Levi Lincoln, in framing his reply, wrote, "We have Jefferson's own testimony that the letter was prepared with extreme care and deliberation, and that in fact he merely seized upon the Danbury Baptists address as long-awaited opportunity to express the thoughts contained in the letter.
Jared Curtis, prison chaplain, in a letter to Massachusetts Governor Levi Lincoln, Jr.
They note that Jefferson obviously did intend the letter to be a policy statement, since he ran it by his attorney general, Levi Lincoln, and stated in a cover letter to Lincoln that he had been looking for an opportunity to explain his views on church-state relations.
Levi Lincoln was chairman, Thomas Drew was secretary.