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Benjamin Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC639
Abstract Son of Connecticut minister and historian Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) who graduated from Yale College in 1790 and became a lawyer in East Haddam and Colchester, Connecticut. He and his wife, Elizabeth Mather Trumbull was the parents of 11 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood, including Illinois senator and jurist Lyman Trumbull. Benjamin Trumbull served as probate justice, state representative and postmaster. His sons, Benjamin Mather, George and Lyman settled in Illinois, while sons John,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1896; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1866; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1983

Horace Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1198
Scope and Contents Letter to unnamed member of Grant's cabinet regarding the recipient's worry over "lying and slander" during the campaign, the "mine decision" and "the Catholic mission". Urges him pay no attention, General Chipman has supported him and "offer no more ammunition". "The president would rather lose anyone else in his cabinet than to let you go."
Dates: Created: August 21, 1872

J. Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1199
Scope and Contents A letter to his brother from headquarters of the Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General, Louisville, Kentucky discussing their difference of opinion about President Lincoln. Gives some of his reasons why he could not vote for Lincoln but prefers McClellan. Tells of actions taken in Louisville on election day to maintain the peace.
Dates: Created: November 14, 1864

James K. Polk letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1191
Scope and Contents Signed letter to William H. Polk, his brother, discussing activities and prospects in the campaign of 1844.
Dates: Created: January 20, 1844

William Rattle Plum letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1189
Scope and Contents Letter to Ulysses S. Grant discussing his nomination for the presidency, his campaign and the possibility of publishing a letter Grant sent to Plum.
Dates: Created: August 7, 1868