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Title John Reynolds, governor of the state of Illinois [manuscript]: to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting: commission, 1834 Oct. 8
Author Illinois. Governor (1830-1834: Reynolds)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Printed form, filled in, issued and signed by Illinois governor John Reynolds, commissioning William Jeffries sheriff of Coles County, Ill., Oct. 8, 1834. Jeffries emigrated to Coles County from Kentucky with his brother Thomas and their families. He was elected sheriff in 1834 and served two terms before retiring in 1838. On the verso of the document, A.P. Duncan, clerk of the Circuit Court of Coles County, attests, Nov. 1, 1834, to the administration of the oath of office to William Jeffries.
Names Field, Alexander Pope (1800-1876); Jeffries, William; Reynolds, John (1788-1865)
Places Coles County, Illinois, United States
Keywords sheriff, law, law and order, governor, government
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Historian, author, and politician. John Reynolds was born in Montgomery County, Pa., in 1788, and moved with his parents to Illinois in 1800. He attended college in Knoxville, Tenn., and served as a ranger during the War of 1812. Entering politics, Reynolds served in the Illinois House of Representatives, 1826-30, 1846-48, 1852-54; as governor, 1830-34; and in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1834-37 and 1839-43. Also the author of several volumes on Illinois history and other topics, Reynolds died in Belleville, Ill., in 1865.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3101
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue