Letters : Elm Grove, [Jacksonville, Ill.], to Geo[rge] T.M. Davis, 1839, 1842.

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Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844. Letters : Elm Grove, [Jacksonville, Ill.], to Geo[rge] T.M. Davis, 1839, 1842.

Letters : Elm Grove, [Jacksonville, Ill.], to Geo[rge] T.M. Davis, 1839, 1842.

Letter, March 5, 1839, concerns contracting out legal work; Letter, June 14, 1842, concerns Duncan's 1842 bid for Illinois governorship, his stand on relations with the Mormons and accomplishments in office.

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Davis, Geo. T. M., (George Turnbull Moore), 1810-1888

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Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844

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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...