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Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Illinois bonds

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293247]
Identifier: Vault MSS 595
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed bonds. These items relate to bail, taverns, and to the operation of other businesses.

Dates: 1808-1859

Minor R. Deming letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325752]
Identifier: MSS SC 2707
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1845 July 17

Sarah D. Gregg letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325745]
Identifier: MSS SC 2706
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1844 June 14

Illinois court summonses

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310010]
Identifier: MSS SC 1219
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1814-1834

Illinois financial notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309962]
Identifier: MSS SC 1224
Scope and Contents

Handwritten financial notes including receipts, bills of sale, and monetary transaction records.

Dates: 1813-1858

Illinois legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310002]
Identifier: MSS SC 1220
Scope and Contents

Eleven handwritten, printed and signed documents including seven indentures, two mortgages, one deed, and a letter discussing a land transaction.

Dates: 1784-1870

Legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309954]
Identifier: MSS SC 1225
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal documents from the Randolph County Court in Illinois. Included are a certificate of publication, a declaration, a deposition, and three affidavits.

Dates: 1815-1839

Stuart and Dummer legal documents

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292231]
Identifier: Vault MSS 549
Scope and Contents

Collection includes receipts, bonds, bills, writs, affidavits, and return of service.

Dates: 1801-1834

Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 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.

Dates: 1845 December 30

Probate Court legal instruments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310978]
Identifier: MSS SC 1264
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1833-1835