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John Barton Patterson papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1149
Scope and Contents Two letters (June 18 and July 13, 1835), from Elbert Herring discussing problems with the distribution of annuities between the Sauk and Fox Indian tribes. Two commissions as justice of the peace, September 19, 1835 signed by Governor Joseph Duncan and August 31, 1839 signed by Governor Thomas Carlin.
Dates: Created: 1835 - 1839

John Phelps reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1169
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874

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