[A San Francisco Paper States]The Illustrated London News, vol. 43, no. 1225, p. 375.
October 10, 1863
A San Francisco paper states that President Lincoln was once a Roman Catholic. According to this authority, he was received, with his family, into the Catholic Church in the year 1852, at La Salle, Illinois. The Rev. Father Raho, now pastor of a congregation at Los Angeles, California, administered to him the sacrament of baptism.