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Elijah Backus letter

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC58
Scope and Contents Elijah Backus (1759-1811) was the receiver of public monies in the Kaskaskia, Illinois, land office.

Consists of one letter by Elijah Backus (1759-1811) to Robert Morrison, August 7, 1808. Backus sent a veiled threat to Robert Morrison, whom Backus accuses of making defamatory remarks. The tone of the letter indicates the hostile feelings prevalent in Kaskaskia at the time culminating in the murder of Rice Jones, December 7, 1808.
Dates: Created: 1808

Paroisse de la Conception de Notre-Dame-des-Cascaskias parish register

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1254
Scope and Contents Parish register includes births, baptisms, marriages and deaths with all pertinent information given in French. The transcriber added a list of parish priests from 1695-1818, notes and a list of explanatory phrases.
Dates: Created: 1695 - 1729

Pierre Menard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC456
Abstract Illinois' first Lieutenant-Governor (1818-1822), Pierre Menard was an early French Canadian resident of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, related by marriage to the Saucier and Chouteau families. A trader and merchant, Menard invested in trapping and exploring expeditions. He was also involved in territorial politics and was appointed judge in Randolph County Courts in 1801, elected Representative to the Indiana Territorial Legislature at Vincennes from 1806 to 1807, Representative to the Illinois...
Dates: Created: 1741-1910; Other: Majority of material found in 1785-1844

William Morrison letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1080
Scope and Contents Letter, from Springhill, Pennsylvania to his wife Eliza in Kaskaskia. Discusses slaves and what he had planned for them to do while he was gone, his plan to buy "a girl", his travel itinerary and business and advisment to wife to "keep everyone at their respective duties" in order to "succeed in business."
Dates: Created: August 15, 1815

William Simonton letter

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1393
Scope and Contents Letter to Elias K. Kane, U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C., giving Kane news of his family, whom he had visited and checked their needs, and progress on his house. Also news of Kaskaskia and the "pending election."
Dates: Created: November 17, 1825