LOANGO, Ala. (AP) -- A small cemetery where Bill Clinton's great-great grandparents are buried received a $200 donation from the former president after the church that maintains it spoke publicly about his lack of response to three previous requests for $20 donations.
An official at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church said the church received a $200 check Sept. 6 from a Clinton bank account in New York.
Clinton's name wasn't on the cashier's check, but the chairman of the church's cemetery committee, Pete Lowe, said an aide to the former president confirmed it came from him.
The aide also said an apparent mix-up in communications prevented Clinton from responding to the earlier requests, Lowe said.
The check arrived after a Mobile Register story noted that the church sent letters in 1999, 2000 and 2002 seeking a $20 donation from Clinton and about two dozen other people with family members buried in the church's two cemeteries.
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