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"John C. Vance is dead""John C. Vance is dead" "John C. Vance is dead"

As postmaster in New Salem in November 1835, Lincoln was forced to inform the publishers of the Congressional Globe that their subscriber John C. Vance had died and that no one came in to collect his paper.