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Robert Morrison letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1079

Scope and Contents

Letters, 1805-1807, to Joseph discuss land speculation especially with regard to the "large numbers of people coming from Europe", the Indiana legislature, the governor's corruption and the need for Illinois Territory to break away from Indiana, mail contracts and slavery (Morrison owned slaves). Letter,1814, from Joseph to Anne, while in Pittsburgh on bank business. Letter, 1847, to Anne from Eloise Morrison discuss family news and the Mexican War. Two letters, 1850, from Jacksonville, one to Richard Yates discusses Illinois politics and another discusses Yates and the division in the Whigs over the congressional candidate.


  • Created: 1805 - 1853


Biographical / Historical

Came to Kaskaskia in 1798 prior to Illinois statehood. He served in the Indiana territorial legislature and was one of the first Randolph County Commissioners and Adjutant General in the Illinois Territory, 1809. His brothers' William and James also lived in Kaskaskia. His brother Joseph and his wife, Anne, remained in Philadelphia.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 11 items

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