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James H. Ralston letters

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1228
Scope and Contents Letter, Jan. 30, 1841, from Springfield, Ill. discusses the vehement debates over bill to reorganize Supreme Court and the fear of some lawyers over facing some judges if the bill does not pass. Gives his opinions. Letter, March 22, 1848, from Quartermaster's Office, San Antonio, Texas, to A.W. Wheat in Quincy, Ill. Discusses some of the work being done, mentions "the two Everetts", gives his negative feelings about Mexicans and his belief that they are incapable of governing the territory.
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1848

James W. Singleton letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1397
Scope and Contents Letter, 10 pages, to Stephen A. Douglas on the Democratic Party and the course of action that should be taken at the convention in Charleston. Letter, 1869, to Isaac B. Curran re: draft for $250.00 and he will try to meet him next Saturday.
Dates: Created: 1859 - 1869

Laura Morrison letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1078
Scope and Contents Letter tells that school house will be completed in Herndon, Ill. in October and she wishes her cousin would "come west" and teach at the school. Also describes Republican "mass meeting" she and her father attended in Springfield, Illinois with "ten thousand" attending.
Dates: Created: August 8. 1860

Morganian Society (Morgan County, Illinois) constitution

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1074
Overview The Morganian Society was an anti-slavery organization created by residents of Morgan County, Illinois in or around 1823. The Society was probably founded in response to a call for an election to be held in 1824 which would allow Illinoisians to revise the state constitution, which might have allowed Illinois to permit slavery. The organization had roughly 130 members, consisting of men from across the county. They likely disbanded after the election, when Illinois residents declined to revise...
Dates: Created: 1823

Robert Morrison letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1079
Scope and Contents Letters, 1805-1807, to Joseph discuss land speculation especially with regard to the "large numbers of people coming from Europe", the Indiana legislature, the governor's corruption and the need for Illinois Territory to break away from Indiana, mail contracts and slavery (Morrison owned slaves). Letter,1814, from Joseph to Anne, while in Pittsburgh on bank business. Letter, 1847, to Anne from Eloise Morrison discuss family news and the Mexican War. Two letters, 1850, from Jacksonville, one to...
Dates: Created: 1805 - 1853

William B. Archer papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC35
Scope and Contents Consists of several letters and documents including: one letter of William B. Archer to Charles R. Matheny, January 28, 1826, enclosing a map, survey, and report on a recently established road from Springfield to Paris, Illinois; several Black Hawk War documents (receipts, muster rolls), 1832; an 1833 letter from John M. Robinson concerning land office business and Black Hawk War claims; two letters from Robinson concerning mail routes and a state road from Danville, Illinois to Chicago; five...
Dates: Created: 1826-1856