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Scope and Contents Collection consists of one document, Peter Force’s 1843 certificate of membership in the Illinois Literary and Historical Society. The printed certificate lists the society’s officers and includes the society constitution, bylaws, and a circular letter soliciting membership. The society’s corresponding secretary, Adiel Sherwood of Shurtleff College in Alton, IL, addressed the certificate to Force and included a postscript.
Found in: Manuscript Collection