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James Shields letters

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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

Nathaniel Pope papers

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194
Scope and Contents Signed license, 1819, to Elias Kent Kane to practice law in the district court of Illinois. Letter to Pope, 1824, from C. LaFlaud in Columbus, Ohio regarding an act of legislature appointing Abraham McDowell guardian of Harriet Backus, an infant and citizen of Illinois, and land sales for William Morrison. Letter, 1835, from Pope to David J. Baker discusses the "Poindexter affair" with a lengthy reference to Clay, and references to Webster, Van Buren and Benton. Also discusses the Illinois...
Dates: Created: 1819 - 1835

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