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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

Robert Smith letters

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1433
Scope and Contents Letter, Jan. 10, 1839 from Vandalia, to Col. N. Buckmaster in Alton, Illinois telling him of the new judicial circuits, state business matters and elections in the general assembly. Letter to Hon. William Martin in Alton, Feb. 2, 1850 from Washington re: claim for service in the Mexican War. Written on the back of a letter from John S. Gallaher, 3rd Auditor, in response to Smith's inquiry re: proper steps for making claim.
Dates: Created: 1839 and 1850

William Martin papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1005
Scope and Contents Correspondence with lawyers in the state regarding legal matters. Includes letters from Stephen Logan and Orville H. Browning. Several receipts for John Bailhache.
Dates: Created: 1840 - 1853

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