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Horatio Seymour letters

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1369
Scope and Contents Copy of letter, Aug. 7, 1863 to President Lincoln re; the Conscription Act and the draft riots. Letter, Aug. 15, 1863, to General John Dix in Albany re: Seymour's exchanges with the President about the draft, the position held by the state and Dix's need to do his duty. Letter, Nov. 18, 1863, to L.W. Ross of Lewistown, Ill. thanking him for invitation to address the Democrats of the 9th Illinois Congressional district. Copy of letter, Feb. 4, 1880, to John B. Mansfield in Washington, D.C. re:...
Dates: Created: 1863, 1880

John M. Palmer manuscript

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of his published book "An Army of the People" where he "attempts to give a detailed description of a National Military System for the United States" that is "in full harmony with American political traditions and ideals." Discusses the American National Defense Act of 1916, the army of Switzerland, drafting soldiers, and excerpts from the diary of Lieutenant Burr. Lieutenant Burr served with the 6th Cavalry as a Squadron Inspector-Instructor in the Third Volunteer Cavalry...
Dates: Created: 1916

John W. Merritt letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1035
Scope and Contents Signed letter to Garret Wall in Trenton, New Jersey from Merritt, H.K.S. O'Melveny and Silas L. Bryan (father of William J.) as a committee chosen to represent citizens of Marion County concerned about the Conscription Law. Asks for Wall's advice, help and urges a convention of northern states to protest the law.
Dates: Created: March 17, 1863

Rochester, Illinois militia roll

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1287
Scope and Contents Signed statement by Arnold stating that he is appointing Crouch, on Sept. 13, 1862, to take the names of persons eligible for the draft. List of names with age, birthplace and occupation. Signed statement, Oct. 22, 1862, by Crouch that, to his knowledge, the list is complete.
Dates: Created: 1862

Sangamon County, Illinois militia lists

 Collection — Box: 76
Identifier: MS-SC1327-3
Scope and Contents Lists from 22 communities in Sangamon County of the names of men between the ages of 16 and 45 who are eligible for the draft. No other information than name.
Dates: Created: 1861

Sangamon County, Illinois Selective Service Board membership oaths

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1338
Scope and Contents Oaths of those appointed legal advisors for Springfield Local Board 1 and 2 and other persons performing duties in the administration of the Selective Service Law, 1917-1918. Each is signed and dated by the appointee and a notary public.
Dates: Created: 1917 - 1918

Sarah F. (Prescott) Sleeper letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1405
Scope and Contents Letters to her family, the James Prescotts of Deerfield Center, New Hampshire. The first is sent from Livingston Falls, Maine and makes references to the war and the draft and advises that she would "skedadle to Canada". The next three letters are from Illinois and discuss family and friends and the differences between the farms, the climate, the roads, cost of living and the illnesses in Illinois and New England. Describes Lincoln's funeral as "wicked to spend so much money in such a way."...
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865