Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871

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Rep. and Senator from Michigan.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, to President Lincoln, 1865 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539368

U.S. Representative and Senator, of Detroit, Mich.

From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19643081

From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270585

Lawyer, U. S. Representative, attorney general of Michigan, and U. S. Senator.

Born in Shaftsbury, Vt., July 10, 1805; graduated from Williams College, 1830; moved to Michigan; served in state legislature, 1838; drew up platform of first Republican convention and gave it that name; member of U.S. Congress, Republican, March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843; Senator, Oct. 5, 1861-March 3, 1871; died in Detroit, Mich., Apr. 2, 1871. (from Biographical Congressional Directory) (blue index cards)

From the description of Jacob M. Howard papers, 1796-1870 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430819060

Jacob Merritt Howard was Attorney General of Michigan from 1854 to 1862.

James Jesse Strang had tried to usurp leadership of the Mormon Church from Brigham Young in 1844-1845, and moved to Beaver Island, Michigan in 1847. After his follower Hezekiah D. McCulloch was accused of murdering an inhabitant of Beaver Island, Strang was accused of breaking him out of jail, and terrorizing the gentile inhabitants of the island.

From the description of Jacob Merritt Howard collection of documents and letters relating to the Strangites, 1851-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702137093

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referencedIn George Washington Warren correspondence, 1781-1910 (inclusive), 1846-1882 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Charles Lanman papers, 1839-1869. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Letter, 1842 May 4, Washington, to A. Sawyer [Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
creatorOf Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison), 1810-1879. James M. Edmunds correspondence, 1861-1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Jacob Merritt Howard collection of documents and letters relating to the Strangites, 1851-1856. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster correspondence, 1824-1852 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1874. Autograph letter signed : U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, to President Lincoln, 1865 Feb. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alpheus Felch Papers, 1817-1896 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895. O.M. Poe papers, 1852-1922 (bulk 1863-1885). Library of Congress
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn O. M. Poe Papers, 1852-1922, (bulk 1863-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Letter, 1841 April 6, Detroit, to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Jacob M. Howard papers, 1796-1870 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers, Lyon, Lucius, papers, 1770-1934, 1833-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
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associatedWith Baker, W. H., compiler. person
associatedWith Bennett, Thomas. person
associatedWith Bingham, Kingsley S. person
associatedWith Carroll, Anastasia person
associatedWith Charter Oak Mining Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites) corporateBody
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Duncombe, Dr. person
associatedWith Edmunds, J. M. (James Madison), 1810-1879. person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896 person
associatedWith Granger, Henry W. person
associatedWith Granger, John W. person
associatedWith Gregg, James W. person
correspondedWith Hughes, D. Darwin person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, person
associatedWith McCulloch, Hezekiah D. person
associatedWith Phoenix Bank (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895. person
associatedWith Porter, Jackson. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Robert Willis (schooner) person
associatedWith Sawyer, A. person
associatedWith Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831. person
associatedWith Tremble, Francis. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Reconstruction. corporateBody
correspondedWith Warren, George Washington, 1813-1883 person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Williams College corporateBody
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Michigan--Sault Ste Marie
Michigan
United States
Michigan--Beaver Island
New York--Albany
Beaver Island (Mich.)
Mackinac County (Mich.)
Michigan
United States
United States
Michigan--Detroit
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Mormons
Real property
Reconstruction
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Lawyers
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
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Birth 1805-07-10

Death 1871-04-02

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