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New Calton Cemetery (established 1818) is the resting place of William Knox, (1789-1825) a Border poet who came to Edinburgh in 1820 and was the author of Abraham Lincoln's favourite poem: "Mortality", which the President was said to have been reading on the day of his assassination. Also interred in New Calton is General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (1763-1851) who was born in Boston and led the American troops against the Canadians and governed Upper Province of Canada. He died in Edinburgh at 36 Melville Street on 17 July 1851.

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