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Thomas Ford correspondence, 1842-1846.

Author: Illinois. Governor (1842-1846 : Ford)
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence concerns state finances (including taxation, Illinois and Michigan Canal, state bank loans, internal improvements, state debt, and school funds); and material about Mormons (including a Nauvoo Legion officer list (names and dates commissions received) and a report to the Adjutant General concerning Legion commissions). Other subjects covered include milk-sickness, fugitive slaves, extraditions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Named Person: Thomas Ford
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Illinois. Governor (1842-1846 : Ford)
OCLC Number: 35745533
Description: .25 cubic ft.
Other Titles: Governor, Thomas Ford correspondence

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Correspondence concerns state finances (including taxation, Illinois and Michigan Canal, state bank loans, internal improvements, state debt, and school funds); and material about Mormons (including a Nauvoo Legion officer list (names and dates commissions received) and a report to the Adjutant General concerning Legion commissions). Other subjects covered include milk-sickness, fugitive slaves, extraditions and public lands as well as Ford's family affairs and his projected history of Illinois. Incoming letters frequently are from state creditors demanding payments, job applicants, canal officials concerning construction, military officers submitting reports and railroad officials executing contracts. Correspondents include legislators, bond agents, Governors and other out-of-state officials, special commissions, lawyers, county officials and the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

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