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James Lemen Sr. was a preacher who fought in the Revolutionary War and was an early proponent of the abolition of slavery. He was a protege of Thomas Jefferson, and it is believed that he had an agreement with Jefferson to move to Illinois and promote abolitionism in the new state. Lemen's leadership had an impact on both Indiana and Illinois in becoming "free soil" states.