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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

Peoria County, Illinois legal records

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1161
Scope and Contents Land titles, mostly French claims, deeds, plats, surveys, etc. Documents from the claim, 1861, of Thomas Allen include deeds, of Jean Baptiste Maillet, a prominent citizen of Old Peoria and Isaac Darneille, the second Illinois lawyer. Deposition of Antoine Bourbonne recalls the town before it "was destroyed by Captain Craig", referring to an 1812 incident when the town was plundered and burned. Documents from Voris v. Forsyth in 1841. Various other deeds including that for Charles Ballance,...
Dates: Created: 1803 - 1863