William Medill papers, 1834-1864.


William Medill papers, 1834-1864.

Correspondence, account books, and other papers documenting Medill's service as first assistant postmaster general (1845), commissioner of Indian affairs (1845-1850), and first comptroller of the U.S. treasury (1857-1861). Topics include local Ohio politics; railroad politics; President James K. Polk's settlment of the Oregon question; dissatisfaction of Ohio Democrats with the administrations of presidents Polk, Pierce, and Buchanan; abolitionism; and the Mexican War. Correspondents include William Allen, Luther Day, Augustus C. Dodge, James John Faran, Richard M. Johnson, John Y. Mason, Samuel Medary, Allen Granbery Thurman, David Tod, and Clement L. Vallandigham.

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