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Amos Lane Letter, 12/20/1817.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0801 (Text) 00000106159783 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing finished 2005/12 by Christina Baich. Finiding aid updated by Laura Eliason, 2015/10/30.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection contains a letter written by Amos Lane to David Reese, a lawyer in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, notifying him that the bank bill they had desired passed. The bill was written by Amos Lane.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Amos Lane letter, Rare books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Amos Lane was born on March 1, 1778, near Aurora, New York. He moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and then to Burlington, Kentucky, for a time before settling again in Lawrenceburg in 1814. Lane began practicing law in Lawrenceburg in 1808 and was admitted to the bar in 1811. From 1815 to 1823, he was the prosecuting attorney for Dearborn County. He was elected to the first Indiana House of Representative in 1816. He was reelected in 1817 and became Speaker of the House. Lane also served in the Indiana House from 1821 to 1822. Lane lost bids to become Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 1816 and 1831. In 1826, he was prosecuting attorney of the 3rd Circuit Court. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on the Jacksonian ticket and served from 1833 to 1837. He then returned to his law practice and served another term as Speaker of the Indiana House in the 1839-1840 session. He died on September 2, 1849, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
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No further additions are expected.
Subject: Lane, Amos, 1778-1849 > Correspondence.
Legislation > Indiana.

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