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John McAuley Palmer papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135C
Scope and Contents Fifteen legal documents written and signed by Palmer. One 1858 letter to Sam Willard discussing "Douglas" and politics. One Special Order, Sept. 3, 1862 given by Palmer. Fourteen telegrams, Oct.-Nov. 1872 re: politics from Gustave Koerner, George W. Shutt, Ozias Hatch and others. Ten appointments signed by Palmer while serving as governor. 1874 construction deed between Palmer, Morris Ketchum and William Ackerman as trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad and Ira Engart of Coles County. An...
Dates: 1840 - 1900

Joshua F. Speed papers

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1443C
Scope and Contents Receipts for payment while acting as executor for the deceased, J.B. Jewell of Louisville, Ky. Answer to a complaint regarding the will of James D. Breckenridge, for whom Speed acted as executor, from Lucy Breckenridge, the wife of the deceased. Involved an agreement between Daniel Dous and Breckenridge re: property and slaves. Speed supported Dous' claim. Copy of agreement between Dous and Breckenridge. Receipt, 1841, for payment by James Adams for money owed to John Todd, received by Speed...
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1853

Peoria County, Illinois legal records

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1161
Scope and Contents Land titles, mostly French claims, deeds, plats, surveys, etc. Documents from the claim, 1861, of Thomas Allen include deeds, of Jean Baptiste Maillet, a prominent citizen of Old Peoria and Isaac Darneille, the second Illinois lawyer. Deposition of Antoine Bourbonne recalls the town before it "was destroyed by Captain Craig", referring to an 1812 incident when the town was plundered and burned. Documents from Voris v. Forsyth in 1841. Various other deeds including that for Charles Ballance,...
Dates: Created: 1803 - 1863

Sangamon County, Illinois miscellaneous legal papers

 Collection — Box: 76
Identifier: MS-SC1327-4
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous legal documents dating from 1833 to 1848, dealing with residents of Sangamon County and other nearby counties in Illinois. Contents include deeds, mortgages and other documents concerning sale of land; decrees of bankruptcy; indictments and petitions for a writ of habeas corpus; and a letter concerning payment of a debt. People mentioned include Reuben Radford, Caroline Radford, Joseph Tabor, Jacob Early, Catherine Early, Moses Pierson, Joseph Klein, Elizabeth Klein,...
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1848

Stuart & Lincoln papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1503
Scope and Contents Document filed Aug. 29th 1838 in the Tazewell County Circuit Court by "Stuart and Lincoln" re: Kellar and Snyder v. Ratcliff and Clapp v. Coghlan et al. Receipt, Oct. 28, 1839 signed "Stuart and Lincoln" to David Prickett for $180.00 on judgment in favor of J.and A. Kerr in Sangamon Circuit Court. Declaration from Stuart and Edwards, May 28, 1855, made in Macon County Circuit Court in Dowdall, Carr and Co. v. James M. Wallace and Keeling Berry.
Dates: Created: 1838-1839, 1855