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Andrew Armstrong legal document

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC39
Scope and Contents Consists of one certificate of emancipation of Joe, a slave. The document was signed by slave owner Andrew Armstrong and witnessed by James B. January and Robert Holmes.
Dates: Created: 1813

George D. Prentice letter

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1210
Scope and Contents Letter to John Hancock expressing some thoughts on Lincoln, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation and Hancock's hope of election to the Maryland Convention. Hancock was an Alabama born lawyer who served as a jurist and member of the legislature in Texas and refused to take oath of allegiance to the Confederacy then left the state to avoid conscription into the army.
Dates: Created: February 25, 1864

George W. Roberts letters

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1280
Scope and Contents Ten letters written to his parents while serving in the army discuss personal business, friends who are also serving, news of the war, and family news. One letter, Aug. 22, 1856, discusses graphically the embattled atmosphere in Kansas, "dead mens bodys all over the prerie", mentioning the actions of both abolitionists and the pro-slavery.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1865

Hale S. Mason Family papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1007
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866

Ichabod Codding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC124
Abstract Collection consists of letters, sermons, speeches, news clippings and published material that document the public career and family life of Ichabod Codding.
Dates: Created: 1807-1937; Other: Majority of material found in 1836-1883; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1988

James Shields letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-SC1385A
Scope and Contents Eight letters written to William Martin, a legislator from Madison County, Ill., discuss the campaign of 1844, the 1853 election and mentions Sloan, Scates, and Breese, political appointments and Martin's military claim for helping organize volunteers for the Mexican War. An 1849 letter responds that he will do all he can to help Mr. Davis after all he did to support Shields while in Mexico. An 1850 letter mentions "friend Davis", the slavery question and Clay's compromise.
Dates: 1844 - 1853

John A. Rockwell letter

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1291
Scope and Contents Letter to Abraham Lincoln regarding South Carolina's impending secession and Lincoln's views on "some matters connected with slavery."
Dates: Created: November 14, 1860

John Mathers speech

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1013
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of speech given in Jacksonville, vehemently opposing the Nebraska Bill. Includes several news clippings regarding the bill and various states and cities opposition to it. One pamphlet from the committee appointed by the trustees of the Illinois Conference Female Seminary regarding payment from those who owe the the school money. Mather was the treasurer of the committee.
Dates: Created: 1854

John Sargent letters

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1342
Scope and Contents Letters from William Austin to John S. Sargent, a friend from Hutton and a soldier in the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Most were sent from Camp Defiance in Cairo, Illinois. In several he discusses visiting the plantation of Isaac Bird in Missouri. He mentions visiting the slave quarters. Is taken with Miss Bird, "her angelic form haunts my pillow of straw". Mentions the capture of a steamboat on its way to New Orleans loaded with firearms and ammunition for the South. In one letter from Arkansas he...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Lyman Trumbull Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC640
Abstract Lawyer from Belleville, Illinois; United States Senator (1855-1873); State Supreme Court Justice (1848-1853); State Representative, St. Clair County (1840-1842), Illinois Secretary of State (1841-1843); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1880).
Dates: Created: 1821-1917; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1963