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Charles Ross Parke letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1141
Scope and Contents Four page letter to Peter D. Vroom, Oct. 26, 1858, discusses local politics including Richard Oglesby and Stephen A. Douglas; James Buchanan and patronage; and Emperor Alexander of Russia and his "benevolent design" and acquiring a picture of Nicholas in his sleigh. Three page letter to Vroom, Dec. 16, 1865, discusses President Johnson and Governor Oglesby.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865

Edwards Pierrepont letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1175
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour re: the determination of Lincoln, his cabinet to make no compromise that would "sever the nation" and the Democratic Party's need to support "the integrity of the Union."
Dates: Created: January 29, 1863

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

Jesse Burgess Thomas papers

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1531
Scope and Contents Papers include 49 letters written and signed by Jesse B. Thomas. Includes letters from many involved in politics of the time including Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, Ninian Edwards (quarrel between the two), William Henry Harrison, Thomas Jefferson, Elias Kent Kane, James Madison, James Monroe, Nathaniel Pope, Winfield Scott, and others. Discuss national and state politics and elections with many personal opinions given and references to the candidacy and, in some cases, election of Adams,...
Dates: Created: 1785 - 1866

John G. Nicolay letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1107
Scope and Contents Document signed, 1854, as Assistant School Commissioner of Pike County verifying qualifications of teacher, Jeptha Hobbs. April 1864 letter to Jackson Grimshaw discussing the political situation prior to Lincoln's second nomination. March 1865 letter to C.A. Dana requesting pass for nephew of Thomas Cross "a colored servant in the Executive Mansion." Feb. 1878 letter to Frank W. Ballard of the New York Evening Mail re: allegation of Almquist as Lincoln secretary. March 1866 letter to Ben W....
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1899

John Louis O'Sullivan letter

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1127
Scope and Contents Letter sent from Lisbon to James E. Harvey, the U.S. Minister for Portugal, regarding newspaper articles attacking Harvey. States he is certain that Harvey has the support of the government and it would be unwise for him to withdraw and return home. O'Sullivan states that he is giving advice as one who previously held Harvey's office and has great sympathy for him but does not support his party. Includes original signed letter and typescript.
Dates: Created: July 15, 1861

Paul Selby letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1361
Scope and Contents Upon request from Simeon Whiteley he writes his recollections, 8 pages, of the Editorial Convention held in Decatur, Illinois and comprised of about 18 editors in the state who were opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. Gives list of those who attended and the topics they discussed including the formation of the Republican Party and their support for Mr. Lincoln as U.S. Senator. Letter, March 25, 1886, reassures that the convention was in 1856 and that he will cooperate with the plan for a...
Dates: Created: March 12 and 15, 1886

Samuel Humes Porter letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1200
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour regarding the support for McClellan shown among Democrats at the convention, the dissatisfaction in the Mississippi valley towards Lincoln and his policies and the fallacious story that General Cass is supporting Lincoln. Asks for acknowledgement of the letter because "Lincoln's postmasters ... sometimes looking into other people's letters."
Dates: Created: September 21, 1864

Samuel Nelson letter

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1096
Scope and Contents Letter to Governor Horatio Seymour of New York expressing his views on the political situation and the war, and the Secretary of War's proposals for financing the war.
Dates: Created: January 10, 1862

Thaddeus Stevens letter

 Collection — Box: 86
Identifier: MS-SC1485
Scope and Contents Letter to Theodore Tilton stating that he fears betrayal in the Senate by "Fessenden, Trumbull, Doolittle et al" but the House will "be right, if not overruled by the Senate."
Dates: Created: December 7, 1865

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