Typescript copy of a farewell address to the Jo Daviess Guards, April 25, 1861
Reverend Vincent served the Bench Street Methodist Episcopal Church (now First United Methodist Church) of Galena, Illinois from 1859 to 1861. During that pastorate, Vincent met and befriended Ulysses S. Grant. Immediately following the siege of Fort Sumter, Grant raised a volunteer company of soldiers known as the Jo Daviess Guards. On April 25, 1861, as the troops assembled to leave Galena, Vincent delivered a farewell address in the presence of 5,000 onlookers. This copy of the address was typed in 1917.