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    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Hitchcock, May 8, 1839

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902; Biddle, Alexander, 1819-1899; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter discussing Hitchcock's recent negotiations with the Bank of the United States.
    • Nathan Sargent from Frank Granger, August 20, 1856

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Granger, Francis, 1792-1868; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; National Intelligencer Office (Washington, D.C.); Compromise of 1850; Whig...
    • Letter describing the recent debate over the reorganization of Kansas, the Fugitive Slave Law, and a vote on the unconstitutionality of the Compromise of 1850.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, March 25, 1844

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836; Clinton, George, 1739-1812; Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852;...
    • Letter discussing a debate Clayton had with a friend over the representation of New England states in the offices of President and Vice President. He also discusses possible candidates and retells a racy story.
    • Nathan Sargent from John P. Kennedy, July 9, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870; Whig Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); American Party; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter discussing the regional differences for the Presidential nomination, the formation of a national convention, and negotiations with the American party over the nomination.
    • Hon. E. B. Payne from Wells C. Morrill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 37th (1861-1866); Suffrage; African Americans;
    • Letter from Civil War soldier Wells C. Morrill to friend E. B. Payne with an account of promotions in Co. H of the Illinois 37th Infantry, and his negative reaction to negro suffrage.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, June 1, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); American Party; American Party; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;...
    • Letter expressing Clayton's anger that opponents of Sargent engaged in a “vile trick to dispute your election.” Clayton also urges Sargent to call a meeting of the Know-Nothing Party.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, August 9, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Compromise of 1850; United States. Congress
    • Letter expressing Clayton's concern over growing sectionalism, and his belief that the Compromise of 1850 only worsened matters. Clayton also references the events known as “Bleeding Kansas”, and notes an opinion that several states may secede.
    • R. C. Keyes to Mr. Lucas

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Republican National Convention; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Reminsciences about Abraham Lincoln written by a man who grew up on a farm near the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. In his letter to Mr. Lucas, he recounts his boyhood impressions of Lincoln, of his attendance at the 1860 Republican National...
    • D.S. Howard to father

    • Natural resources
    • Letter from laborer and carpenter working in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his father. He describes the Carp River area, its natural resources in comparison to Wisconsin, his daily routine, and his prospects for work.
    • J.G Ramsdall from A.B. Markham

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Inauguration Day; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
    • Letter describing Abraham Lincoln's second Inaugural Address, the celebrations, and his impressions of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburgh. The letter is accompanied by an envelope addressed to Mr. Claude Hamilton from the...
    • Tillotson family correspondence

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865); United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865);
    • Correspondence to members of the Tillotson family during the Civil War. Letters to Oscar and Caroline Tillotson of Milo, Michigan to and from family and friends including correspondence from soldiers in the 1st Michigan Infantry and the 6th...
    • Nathan Sargent from Millard Fillmore, March 21, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;...
    • Letter detailing Fillmore's denouncement a letter sent without his approval by Daniel Webster, and his attempt to discover how the error occurred.

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