Documents, 1823, 1825.


Coles, Edward, 1786-1868. Documents, 1823, 1825.

Documents, 1823, 1825.

January 14, 1823, document signed by Coles appoints Sidney Breese circuit attorney for the 3rd Judicial Circuit; January 24, 1825, document concerns payment of Illinois Canal commissioners, signed by Coles, E.C. Berry, Abner Field, George Forquer and Joseph Duncan.

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Field, Abner, b. 1799. (person)

Field was postmaster at Jonesboro, Illinois and nephew of Nathaniel Pope. From the description of Letter, November 18, 1818. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082326 ...

Forquer, George, 1794-1837. (person)

Forquer was an Illinois businessman, lawyer, and politician, who served as Illinois secretary of state, attorney general, state senator from Sangamon County, and register of the land office. From the description of Letter, January 16, 1832. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443060768 ...

Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878 (person)

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 ...

Illinois Canal. (corporateBody)

Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844 (person)

From Jacksonville, Illinois, sixth governor of the state, had previously served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the state legislature, and U.S. Congress. Born in Paris, Kentucky, came to Illinois, where his brother Matthew was the publisher of the Kaskaskia "Herald", after the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Caldwell Smith in 1828 and the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ill. Duncan had been quite wealthy, but due to financial problems within the state and a corrupt relative, he died leav...

Berry, Elijah Conway, 1781-1849. (person)

Illinois state auditor, 1818-1831 (resigned); director, state bank, 1819, president, 1825; printer, co-publisher Western Intelligencer, Kaskaskia, Illinois, and Illinois Intelligencer, Vandalia, Illinois; adjutant general, Illinois Militia, 1821, reappointed 1828. From the description of Legal document: Vandalia, Illinois, 1829 Nov. 26. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159038 ...

Coles, Edward, 1786-1868 (person)

Edward Coles was born on December 15, 1786 into one of the oldest Virginia families. When he inherited his family's estate in 1808, Coles felt somewhat conflicted about slavery. After serving as President James Madison's private secretary from 1809-1815, Coles purchased land in Illinois with the intention of eventually moving his estate west. In 1816 Madison sent Coles to Russia for diplomatic purposes, and Coles spent the next two years traveling in Europe. When he returned to the United States...