1838 Whig Letter

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1838 Whig Letter
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This letter is written to the Honorable John H James. Nine citizens of Knox County are petitioning Mr. James to ignore a letter sent by Mr. Brown. The undersigned 'whigs' of Knox County help us identify what Knox County. According to the 1840 United States Census Irreal Dillon and Columbus Delano can both be found living in Harrison, Knox County, Ohio. Dan Norton lived in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. "Brown is the work of "some political intended to injure us in your opinion..." "John Hough James (1800-1881) was a native of Urbana, Ohio and a graduate of Cincinnati College. Referred to as the “Buckeye Titan” by his biographers, William E. and Ophia D. Smith, James was a lawyer, banker, railroad builder, scientific farmer, stockbreeder, legislator, politician, editor, lecturer and writer. A friend of both Henry Clay and William Henry Harrison, James advised Whig leaders in the General Assembly of Ohio and in the United States Congress in his work as a lawyer and politician. James was a pioneer in the development of western banking and transportation. He was treasurer and president of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, helping to build one of the earliest railroads in the country. He also pursued farming and stockbreeding. James founded Urbana University, the first Swedenborgian college in the world, giving the land for the campus and serving as a lifelong trustee for the institution." [Miami University Libraries: John H. James Collection) Date: 1838 Location: Knox County, Ohio HWAC# 59722