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Charles O'Conor letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1116
Scope and Contents Letter to Henry S. Randall, New York delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860, re: their mutual beliefs in maintaining the Union and in the loss of the Union if Lincoln is elected. Expresses very strong sentiment against Lincoln being elected.
Dates: Created: December 31, 1860

Clifton H. Moore papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1066
Scope and Contents DeWitt County Circuit Court documents. One with written instructions to the jury re: reasons why the defense will ask for a new trial in the Austin Ritchie vs. Ransom Adair slander case. Moore & Lincoln for the defense. Second document is a motion to set aside the verdict in the Joseph Ryan vs. Perce, Keith and Clark with reasons why. Lincoln & Moore for the defense.
Dates: Created: May 16 and November 15, 1854

Edwin R. Mason letter

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1006
Scope and Contents Letter to George W. Chase, in Maine, discussing clients, court activities and lack of pay from clients. Also describes Fourth of July celebration in Dixon. Discusses some family business with request for Chase to visit his father, and his wife's impending move to Illinois.
Dates: Created: July 5, 1840

Elizabeth W. Moore letter

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1067
Scope and Contents Letter to William Martin in Lower Alton, Illinois asking him to settle her husband's estate. He was recommended to her by a Mr. Snyder of Belleville, Ill. She does not feel the executor, William W. Moore will do his duty well.
Dates: Created: September 13, 1840

George Phelps letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1168
Scope and Contents Letter to Abraham Lincoln stating that he is planning to move to the Nevada Territory and would like an appointment as U.S. Marshall or U.S. Attorney for the Territory. States that Browning would attest to his fitness.
Dates: Created: March 15, 1861

John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

Oliver Perry Hunt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC305
Abstract Oliver Perry Hunt was a lawyer, farmer, teacher and soldier. Admitted to the bar in Indiana, he later moved to Tuscola, Illinois, where he taught school and practiced law. Then he married Eliza McDowell and began to farm. In 1862 he helped organize Company K of the 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was also active in local politics as a registered Democrat. Collection contains military papers, correspondence, minute books, fee books, account books, legal documents and blueprints...
Dates: Created: 1860-1937; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1986

Taylor Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC625
Abstract Taylorville, Illinois, lawyer James M. Taylor (1839-1921), his wife Adelia Adelaide Stewart Taylor (1840-1905), six of their children, three grandchildren, cousins, and other relatives are involved in correspondence and legal papers.
Dates: Created: 1846-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1950; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006

W. H. Prescott letter

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1214
Scope and Contents Letter to Mr. Mann regarding property in Illinois that he has received through a will. Clarifying the legalities of keeping the land and discussing his possible options for dealing with it. Gives references from Hallowell, Maine who would attest to his qualifications.
Dates: Created: February 27, 1860

William Martin papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1005
Scope and Contents Correspondence with lawyers in the state regarding legal matters. Includes letters from Stephen Logan and Orville H. Browning. Several receipts for John Bailhache.
Dates: Created: 1840 - 1853