Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and printed bonds. These items relate to bail, taverns, and to the operation of other businesses.
Minor R. Deming letter
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 17 July 1845 and addressed to "Gen. Ewing." Deming admits that the hope of expelling the Mormons from Hancock County had been abandoned and indicates that he had been accused of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith.
Sarah D. Gregg letter
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 14 June 1844 and addressed to her husband, Thomas Gregg, in Rock Island, Illinois. The item was composed in Carthage, Illinois. Sarah tells Thomas about militia preparations to meet the Mormon threat.
Illinois court summonses
Five handwritten printed and signed summons from the county courts of Illinois. Three of these items are from Randolph County and are dated 1814, 1815, and 1818. The remaining two summons are from Madison County and Sangamon County and are dated 1816 and 1834 respectively.
Illinois financial notes
Handwritten financial notes including receipts, bills of sale, and monetary transaction records.
Illinois legal documents
Eleven handwritten, printed and signed documents including seven indentures, two mortgages, one deed, and a letter discussing a land transaction.
Handwritten legal documents from the Randolph County Court in Illinois. Included are a certificate of publication, a declaration, a deposition, and three affidavits.
Stuart and Dummer legal documents
Collection includes receipts, bonds, bills, writs, affidavits, and return of service.
Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall
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.
Probate Court legal instruments
Three legal instruments from Illinois. Two of the items are letters of administration on the estate of the late Hugh White which were produced by the Adams County Probate Court. The third item is a bill of lading for articles being shipped on the Ohio River to Martin Baker, Jr. at Louisville.