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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.
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas Diary

    • Diaries; Peticolas, Theodore V.; Peticolas, Edward; Agriculture; Farms, Small; Fruit growers; Personal narratives; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas, born 29 February 1800 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fruit farmer in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio at the time he maintained this diary. In it Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and...
    • Forum, volume 029, number 06

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 029, number 06, published on 9/7/2004. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Letter to James Anderson from George Washington Parke Custis, June 26, 1806

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slaves; Slaveholders; Plantations; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.); Anderson, James; Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857; Thornton, William, 1759-1828
    • Letter to James Anderson, manager of the White House Plantation from George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, from Mt. Washington. The letter concerns the management of the properties, sale of livestock,...
    • 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.
    • Mark Howard to his wife

    • Howard, Mark, 1817-1887; Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891; Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896; Judd, Norman B. (Norman Buel), 1815-1878; Howard, Angelina Lee; United...
    • Letter by Mark Howard, insurance company president and Lincoln political appointee, describing his meeting in Chicago with Abraham Lincoln and other prominent Republicans shortly after Lincoln's election in 1860.
    • Special mortgage on twenty two slaves by Francis Duplessis, 1839

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Slave bills of sale; Slaves; Slaveholders; Banks and banking; Mortgages; Bevin, Pierre; Duplessis, Francis; Dutton, John; Mazureau, Adolphe; Petit, Louis; West, John K.;
    • Special mortgage taken by Francis (Francois) Duplessis (b. 1786 in New Orleans) on twenty two slaves. This mortgage, held by the Union Bank of Louisiana, replaces a previous mortgage on thirty one slaves.
    • Forum, volume 026, number 16

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 026, number 16, published on 11/19/2001. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, August 19, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Badger, Benjamin, 1779-1855; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter discussing recent midterm election results and possible Whig strategies for the 1845 election.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Hitchcock, October 10, 1838

    • 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 regarding the commencement of building activities, including four brick stores and a cotton prep house.
    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend, 1854

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Court records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Townsend, Edmund; Townsend, John E.; Townsend, Samuel C.; Townsend, Thomas; Townsend, Wentworth R.; Johnson, Henrietta; Johnson, Robert; Parkes, L.;...
    • Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend directing the disposition of two female slaves who are the daughters of the deceased.
    • 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...
    • Forum, volume 027, number 19

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 027, number 19, published on 12/2/2002. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.

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