Manuscript Resources on Politics

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Private Land Claims. John Ellis Report, 1830. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. Concerning the petitioners’ request for clear title to land in Wilkinson County, Miss., granted by the Spanish government of West Florida to John Ellis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1773.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Public Lands. Ebenezer Cooley Report, 1828. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. The report evaluates Ebenezer Cooley’s claim for compensation from Congress for the loss of a tract of land and improvements on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

United States. Dept. of Justice. General records, 1877-1906 (bulk 1877-1890). 300 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.: U. Correspondence, memos, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning violent acts committed against African American candidates for office and African American voters in several Louisiana parishes. Most of the records originate from the U.S. Marshal's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans, La., with some correspondence of U.S. Dept. of Justice officials in Washington, D.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1766.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receipt for confiscated property, 1863 Aug. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders was an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, La.; Felix Labatut was a former member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. A receipt signed by Flanders, states that properties belonging to Felix Labatut are confiscated because of noncompliance with general order No. 76. The confiscated property was valued at $43,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.

United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Confiscation decrees 1863 Aug. 13-Sept. 1. 3 items. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, lLa., later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Huey P. Long files, 1932-1969 (bulk 1934-1939). 0.5 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: 80:36. Records mainly consist of copies of telegrams and memoranda from office files of the FBI special agents in the Bureau's New Orleans office concerning activities of Senator Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3865.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Unzaga y Amézaga, Luis, 1717-1793. Certificate, 1774 Feb. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. First Spanish governor of Louisiana. Official document signed by Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga, certifying an agreement or compact. Page appears to be the final portion of a larger document, the first pages of which are missing. The document is countersigned by Joseph Foucher, Unzaga's secretary, and bears Unzaga's seal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 147.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862, Letter, 1829 July 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V, Vault:1. Eighth president of the United States. In a letter to a Mr. Stebbins, Martin Van Buren refers to the use of money in political elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Vermont politician's letters, 1861. 3 items. Location: Misc:V. Letters from a Vermont politician (signed Wm. W. B.) attending a session of the state legislature, relating accounts of personal and official activities to his wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.

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