Letters, 1838, 1841.


Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844. Letters, 1838, 1841.

Letters, 1838, 1841.

1838 letter to Alexander P. Field concerns collection of election returns; 1841 letter to U.S. president John Tyler concerns proposing constitutional amendment to limit the power of the presidency.

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Field, Alexander Pope, 1800-1876,

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Lawyer; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1822-1824, 1826-1830; Illinois secretary of state, 1829-1940; moved to Wisconsin, St. Louis, Missouri, and eventually settled in New Orleans, Louisiana. From the description of Letter : Vandalia, [Ill.], to A.F. Grant, Shawneetown, Ill., 1831 May 31. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30463391 ...

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Tyler, John, 1790-1862

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