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    • 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, January 17, 1853

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; Downs, Solomon W. (Solomon Weathersbee), 1801-1854; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials...
    • Letter ridiculing Sen. Lewis Cass of Michigan for a lack of geographic knowledge. He also discusses disagreements with other senators over Central America.
    • 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...
    • C.H. West from E.C. Fowler

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883; Republican Party (U.S. 1854- ); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Letter from Fowler to his uncle discussing political appointments in Baltimore. Letter mentions Fowler's meeting with Abraham Lincoln shortly after his inauguration with a delegation from Baltimore.
    • 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 Henry Clay, February 10, 1847

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Democratic National Convention; United...
    • Letter discussing another letter sent to Clay which he desires to be published. It is from a Gen. Bradley, who Clay identifies as a “political enemy.”
    • 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.
    • Whitley Read Civil War diary

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Artillery; Shipping; Diaries
    • This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda...
    • 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.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, April 16, 1849

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Handwritten copy, by Sargent, of a letter from Henry Clay expressing his desire to see Sargent appointed to public office.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mirta McGee audio interview and Transcript

    • Civil rights--Michigan--History; Hispanic Americans--Personal narratives; Women--Personal narratives; Discrimination
    • Mirta McGee was born in Cuba and raised in the United States. She is currently an elementary school Spanish teacher. She discusses balancing Cuban culture with American culture, discrimination based on language barriers, and the differences between...

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