Illinois Secretary of State. Papers, 1809-20, 1822, 1860-62 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection contains transcripts from three distinct groups of papers from the Secretary of State's office in the Illinois State Archives.
Correspondence from 1809-10 and 1819-20 includes letters from Nathaniel Pope, William Morrison, Isaac White, Shadrach Bond, William Crawford, Jonathan Taylor, and J. W. McCall, and concerns territorial offices, militia commissions, the escape of wanted Native Americans, leases and kettles at the U.S. Saline, and other matters.
The 1822 Shaw-Hansen disputed election of state representative from Pike County is reflected in transcripts of poll books, court records, correspondence, and depositions. These materials were assembled by Wayne E. Stevens in 1914.
For elections in Nov. 1860, vote totals for each county are collated for contests for governor, lieutenant governor, president, congressmen, state treasurer, secretary of state, state auditor, and superintendent of public instruction. County vote totals are also available for the state supreme court and a banking law, June 1861; for a new constitution, bank currency law, and congressional reapportionment, June 1862; and for treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, and members of congress at large and by district, Nov. 1862. These totals were prepared and collated by Solon J. Buck in 1923.