Joseph Duncan correspondence, 1834-1838.


Illinois. Governor (1834-1838 : Duncan). Joseph Duncan correspondence, 1834-1838.

Joseph Duncan correspondence, 1834-1838.

Correspondence concerns jobs, pardons, resignations, extraditions, the state militia, military supplies, school funds, stone quarries, canals, railroads, salt mines, public lands, Bank of Illinois, Indian warfare, hospitals, the kidnapping of blacks, fugitive slaves, and the role of Christianity in government. Incoming letters are from private citizens, military officers, the Adjutant General, surveyors, lawyers, financiers, and railroad executives. File also includes a small amount of outgoing correspondence to the Secretary of War and Illinois Secretary of State.

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