Papers, primarily chronological correspondence, of a congressman (1833-1835, 1843-1845) and senator (1837-1839) from Michigan who also served as Indian Commissioner at La Pointe, Wisconsin (1839-1843) and as Surveyor General for Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan (1845-1850); includes discussion of the political campaigns and maneuverings of Lyon and others, land speculation, and constituent requests for political appointments and assistance, primarily from Galena, Illinois; Dubuque, Iowa; and Prairie du Chien and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Prominent correspondents include Henry Schoolcraft and Hercules Dousman. In paper form is one 1839 letter to Robert Stuart concerning Indian claims and an 1840 letter to R.D. Turner concerning the La Pointe and Lake Superior region.
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