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    • Forum, volume 031, number 08

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 031, number 08, published on 9/18/2006. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Nathan Sargent from John Macpherson Berrien, October 18, 1848

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850; Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;
    • Letter discussing strategy for the 1856 election between Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass. Attention is also given to the expected congressional gains for the Whig party.
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; United States. Army. Corps, 20th; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891;...
    • This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account...
    • John W. Markle to his wife

    • Dix, John Ross, 1800?-1865; Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Broadsides; Magnus, Charles
    • Letter from John W. Markle written on Charles Magnus broadside ballad of "Nobody Hurt" (Old Abe) by John Ross Dix with images of Columbia holding a pen, the Constitution and a shield; the face of Abraham Lincoln framed by a star and array of U.S....
    • 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, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Appraisal of the estate of James Ricks, January 21, 1860

    • African Americans; Slavery--United States; Slave records; Court records; Slaves; Slaveholders; Ricks, James; Means, J. H.; Word, William; Dickinson, James; Ware, Jennison; Harris, Edward T.
    • Appraisal of the personal estate of James Ricks filed in Probate Court in Calhoun County, Arkansas. Property listed includes 14 slaves, livestock, farm equipment, and tools.
    • 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.
    • James B. Sabin Civil War papers

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
    • Official documents and correspondence of James B. Sabin, Company F, 2nd Michigan Volunteer Calvery, 1861-1863. Certificates and oath of identity, and correspondence from Camp Benton, St. Louis, Missouri, and an article from the Grand Rapids Press,...


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