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Jesse B. Thomas II papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1532
Scope and Contents Letter, Dec. 1830, to George M. Jones re: contest for the Secretary of the Senate; Kane elected U.S. Senator; circuit court system; references to Gov. Ninian Edwards (referred to as "Old Ninny") and Judges William Wilson, Thomas C. Browne, Samuel D. Lockwood, Stephenson and others. Summons, Nov. 1831, signed by Thomas for the Madison County Circuit Court in the case of Elijah Lincoln v. Joseph Smith. Letter, Oct 1844, to E.D. Baker re: his examination of Levi Williams and Thomas Sharp, charged...
Dates: Created: 1830 - 1844

Jesse Burgess Thomas papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1531
Scope and Contents Papers include 49 letters written and signed by Jesse B. Thomas. Includes letters from many involved in politics of the time including Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, Ninian Edwards (quarrel between the two), William Henry Harrison, Thomas Jefferson, Elias Kent Kane, James Madison, James Monroe, Nathaniel Pope, Winfield Scott, and others. Discuss national and state politics and elections with many personal opinions given and references to the candidacy and, in some cases, election of Adams,...
Dates: Created: 1785 - 1866

Richard Symmes Thomas papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1533
Scope and Contents Letters, mainly to his wife Helen. Two letters from Richard Yates discuss Illinois politics and one, Nov. 1852, discusses Thomas' election loss. Two letters from Thomas to Yates, 1852, plead for assistance in helping Morris B. Job to get out of the army. Several letters from David A. Smith, 1852, of Jacksonville discuss business and his help in obtaining loans for Thomas. The letters to his wife usually discuss family business and news. He gives advice to her and his son Theodore who eventually...
Dates: Created: 1852 - 1865

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