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James Shields letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

Sidney Breese Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC199
Scope and Contents The Sidney Breese Papers, 1731-1896, consist of 0.83 cubic feet of personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material, clippings, and laws, bills and resolutions. The collection reflects the personal as well as the public life of Sidney Breese, an early Illinois lawyer and political figure. Collection includes personal letters, correspondence, legal documents, unpublished papers, copybooks, speeches, published material and clippings,...
Dates: Created: 1731-1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1913