Papers, 1831-1843.

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Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844. Papers, 1831-1843.

Papers, 1831-1843.

Miscellaneous papers, some gubernatorial, including receipts, instructions, land sale material, election orders, and a contract. Also a letter each to William B. Archer, John Mason Peck, and John T. Stuart.

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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...

Peck, John Mason, 1789-1858

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Born in Connecticut, came west as an itinerant evangelist and strong abolitionist, settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. In 1827 he opened his Rock Spring Theological Seminary and High School which moved to Alton, Illinois in 1832 and was renamed Shurtleff College. From the description of Papers, 1819-1856. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53458400 Peck was a Pioneer Baptist minister, missionary, and journalist in western United States. ...

Illinois. Governor (1834-1838 : Duncan)

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Joseph Duncan (1794-1844), Whig governor of Illinois (1834-1842) was born at Paris, Ky. on Feb. 22, 1794. He moved to Illinois in 1818, following service in the War of 1812, for which Congress presented him a sword for his role in the defending Fort Stephenson. Duncan was commissioned a Major General of the Illinois Militia (1823); elected state senator from Jackson County (1824) and served in the U. S. House (1827-1834). While in Washington, D. C., he met Elizabeth Caldwell Smith at a small din...

Archer, William Beaty, 1792-1870

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Illinois state representative, 1824-1826; state senator, 1826-1834; commissioner, Illinois-Michigan Canal, 1836-1837; colonel, Black Hawk War; co-founder and resident Marshall, Illinois. From the description of Papers, 1832-1833, 1902 (bulk 1832-1833) (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26507814 Illinois state representative, 1824-1826; state senator, 1826-1834; commissioner, Illinois-Michigan Canal, 1836-1837; colonel, Black Hawk War; co-founder and ...

Stuart, John Todd, 1807-1885

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Springfield, Illinois lawyer and politician; early law partner of Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Affidavit, 1874. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 647977056 Springfield, Ill. lawyer who was a friend of Lincoln, loaned him books with which to study the law and then took him into his office to practice. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1848 and the U.S. House in 1862, serving one term in each, then returned to Springfield to practice law. ...