John A. J. Creswell Papers 1819-1885 (bulk 1862-1885)

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John A. J. Creswell Papers, 1819-1885, (bulk 1862-1885)

John A. J. Creswell Papers 1819-1885 (bulk 1862-1885)

Lawyer, congressman, senator, and postmaster general. General correspondence, letterbooks, account books, and scrapbooks concerning Creswell’s law practice and political career in Maryland, his duties as adjutant general of Maryland, the military draft during the Civil War, the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867, and American claims regarding the Alabama.

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