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Politics, Government, and Law

Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Lincoln certificate of appointment for John H. Henry

 Collection — Oversize-folder 1: [31197233290136]
Identifier: Vault MSS 451
Scope and Contents Printed form with handwritten entries. The item is dated 11 March 1863 and was signed by Lincoln and William Henry Seward, secretary of state of the United States. Lincoln appoints John J. Henry of Delaware to be the commissioner and consul general of the United States in Liberia.

Hancock County, Illinois Court appeal bond

 File — Folder 1: [31197230310770]
Identifier: MSS SC 1285
Scope and Contents Handwritten and printed appeal bond. The item records the obligation of the plaintiff, John Boyuton, to pay defendant Jabez A. Bebe the sum of fifteen dollars. The document claims to be taken from a judgement rendered by justice of the peace Abraham Lincoln and was approved by court clerk Jacob Cunningham Davis.

Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7928
Overview Civil War correspondence of Edward M. Hayhurst to and from his family, including typescripts; as well as photographs, genealogical papers, and other family materials.

Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln

 File — Folder 1: [31197230321595]
Identifier: MSS SC 2276
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten humorous story. The item is unsigned but the story was one known to have been told on occasion by Abraham Lincoln. In part it reads: "He said he was riding bass-ackwards on a jass-ack through a patton-cotch on a pair of baddle-sags ..."

Abraham Lincoln letter

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233293353]
Identifier: Vault MSS 605
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter designating George Harrington temporary Secretary of the Treasury in the abscence of Salmon P. Chase.

Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall

 Item — Folder 1: [31197233292538]
Identifier: Vault MSS 563
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter written from Springfield, Illinois, dated December 30, 1845, and addressed to the attorney, Samuel D. Marshall. The item is concerned with a plea to be brought before the "Supreme Court." Lincoln questions how the case is to be presented and how much it will cost.

Abraham Lincoln pardon and correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 325
Scope and Contents Collection includes originals and photocopies of correspondence between Abraham Lincoln and Andrew G. Ege from 1864. Includes a letter from Ege requesting a discharge from the draft for his son, and the reply from Lincoln in which the request is granted.

Republican Party tickets

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7464
Abstract The National Union tickets are tickets for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson in the 1864 election.

John M. Vaughan letters

 File — Folder 1: [31197230319979]
Identifier: MSS SC 2160
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters addressed to Samuel Russell, a Mormon in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the American Civil War. Also included is a typescript of some of the letters. The letters tell about Vaughan's dislike for Abraham Lincoln, his visits to Virginia and the battlefield of Second Manassas (Bull Run) where he helped care for the wounded, and his anti-black sentiments.