Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878

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Lawyer, Kaskaskia, Illinois; U.S. district attorney, 1827-1829; lieutenant colonel, Black Hawk War; U.S. senator, 1843-1845; Illinois House of Representatives, 1851-1852; Illinois Supreme Court justice, 1841-1843, 1857-1878.

From the description of Letters, 1845, 1851, 1875. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418211

From the description of Papers re: election of 1858, 1849-1858. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418204

From the description of Legal documents, 1834-1835. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418214

Illinois lawyer and jurist. Postmaster in Kaskaskia, 1821, later resident of Carlyle Illinois. Served as United States district attorney for Illinois, 1827-1829. Presided as circuit court judge, 1835-1841 and 1855-1857. Elected to United States Senate in 1843 and served until 1849. Illinois state representative, 1851-1852. Served as judge of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1841-1843 and 1857-1878.

Fought in Black Hawk War, 1832, achieving rank of lieutenant colonel. Married Eliza Morrison, daughter of William Morrison, in 1823.

From the description of Papers, 1731-1896. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 25023420

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creatorOf Job, Archibald, 1784-1874. Correspondence, 1828-1847. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1876. Summary of the law of evidence, ca. 1820. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Letters, 1845, 1851, 1875. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833. Ninian Edwards papers, 1798-1833. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Martin, William, d. 1855. Papers, 1839-1853. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849,. Petition : to James K. Polk, Washington, 1846 May 16. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Illinois papers, 1776-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Letter, 1850 March 16, Carlyle, Ill., to D. Webster [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Sidney Breese letters, 1848-1858 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Legal documents, 1834-1835. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Breckinridge" to "Burt." Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John Dean Caton Papers, 1826-1947, (bulk 1826-1895) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Coles, Edward, 1786-1868. Documents, 1823, 1825. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Herndon, Archer Gray, 1795-1867. Letter: Springfield, [Ill.], to Sidney Breese, Carlyle, Ill., 1858 Sept. 9. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Breese family. Breese and Morse family papers, 1772-1846. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Papers, 1731-1896. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Field, Alexander Pope, 1800-1876. Letter : Vandalia, [Ill.], to A.F. Grant, Shawneetown, Ill., 1831 May 31. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Caton, John Dean, 1812-1895. John Dean Caton papers, 1826-1947 (bulk 1826-1895). Library of Congress
creatorOf Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844. Papers, 1741-1910 (bulk 1785-1844) Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Morrison, William Vincent, 1906-. Papers, 1777-1975. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. Biographical sketches, [ca. 1865-ca. 1903] Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Papers re: election of 1858, 1849-1858. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf French, Augustus C., 1808-1864. Papers, 1841-1852. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Bradwell, Myra, 1831-1894. James and Myra Bradwell Papers, 1864-1884. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Berry, James W., 1805-1877. Papers, 1843-1890 (bulk 1843-1844) Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Enos Family. Papers, 1796-1868. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878,. C.S. Hutter deposit of miscellaneous letters and documents, 1801-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Eddy, Henry, 1798-1849. Papers, 1817-1875. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. Letter: Washington, [D.C.], to J[ames] W[atson] Webb, 1851 Jan. 28. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Hitt, Daniel Fletcher, 1810-1899. Papers, 1830-1913 [1831-1851]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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United States
Carlyle (Ill.)
Kaskaskia (Ill.)
Mexico
United States
Utah
Monroe County (Ill.)
United States
Illinois
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Slavery--Extension to the territories
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Evidence (law)
Kansas--Nebraska bill
Railroads and state
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Black Hawk War, 1832
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Birth 1800-07-15

Death 1878-06-27

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