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John Reynolds letters

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1264B
Scope and Contents Two letters to Basile Menegle in Opelousas, Louisiana mostly discuss family members and news, brief mention of Jackson's election, "God bless him." One letter, 1834, to "Davis, Esq." at Lower Alton re: his upcoming election and help Davis could provide. One letter, 1836 from Washington City to Erastus Wright in Springfield, Ill. re: sale of the old mill and problems with Wm. Garrett re: the sale. One letter, 1857, to Mr. Chamberlain of the Philosophical Society re: Reynolds' book and its sales.
Dates: Created: 1828 - 1857

John Reynolds papers

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1264
Scope and Contents Six letters, 1823-1854, to Reynolds family in Tennessee discusses family news, land conditions in Illinois, some of his land deals and current events on a state and national level, including his swearing in as governor, the Illinois Michigan Canal, railroads and his allegiance to Jackson. Letter, July 1829, to J.M. Peck re: running for governor and Peck's school and work. Letter, May 1831, re: Meeting at Vandalia in June to select seminary lands probably along the canal route. Letter, July 8,...
Dates: Created: 1823 - 1858

Seth L. Pitkin letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1181
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833

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