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Collection — Box: 73
Scope and Contents Two copies, for filing and posting, of notice that bids will be received for building the new county court house in the town of Jacksonville, Illinois. Detailed specifications given in the notice and ordered by the Morgan County Commissioner's Court. "A preference will be given to those who will take the whole job of carpenters work."
Dates: Created: January 31, 1829
Collection — Box: 69
Scope and Contents Three letters consisting of 13 pages, written May 8, 1867, Jan. 2, 1868 and Jan. 31, 1868 regarding the plans he had drawn and payment for them. Discusses the plans and numerous changes he made in them and what are worth. Wants to be paid.
Dates: Created: 1867 - 1868
Collection — Box: 64
Scope and Contents Four letters to his wife, Eliza, from the Mexican War discusses a buffalo hunt, sickness and death of the men from Morgan County, Eliza's wish to teach school while he is gone, his weariness with the war and several mentions of Lieutenant John Logan. Mentions a Colonel Griffin's "brush with Indians" where a "great number" of Indians were killed, including women and children who had hidden in the grass and were trampled. One letter from his uncle, Dr. John Logan. One letter to Eliza from the...
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1861
Collection — Box: 61
Scope and Contents Sheriff's book of tax money received for six months prior to Dec. 1827. 14 pages. An act to provide for the erection of a county court house and jail, undated. 1 page. Roll of men from Morgan County mustering into the Army for 3 years, approved and signed by Colonel Pitcairn Morrison, 8th U.S. Infantry.
Dates: Created: 1827, 1861, undated.
Collection — Box: 61
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
Collection — Box: 75
Scope and Contents Letter to Brown and Yates in Jacksonville, Illinois regarding civil and criminal law suits he wants brought against the men he believes guilty of aiding his slave.
Dates: Created: January 4, 1848
- Subject: Morgan County (Ill.) X