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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L079 (Text) 00000106296643 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during January 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/06.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection primarily consists of photostat copies of Jonathan Jennings' correspondence. There are also a few original Jennings letters. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of J. Julian Baily regarding his research on Jonathan Jennings. Correspondents include John Quincy Adams, Secretary of War John Armstrong, Secretary of War Lewis Cass, Secretary of Treasury Albert Gallatin, President James Madison, Soloman Manwaring, Dr. David G. Mitchell, and James Monroe.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Jonathon Jennings collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Jonathan Jennings was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1784. He moved to the Indiana Territory in 1806, settling in Jeffersonville. Jennings practiced law for a time. He served as clerk of the house of representatives of the territorial government when he moved to Vincennes in 1807. He moved to Charlestown, Clark County in 1809. Jennings served as an Indiana Territory delegate to the U.S. Congress from 1809 to 1816, when Indiana was admitted to the Union. He was president of Indiana's Constitutional Convention and was elected the state's first governor. While still governor, Jennings served as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives (1821-1822). After leaving the governorship in 1822, he continued to serve as a U.S. representative until 1830 when he failed to win reelection. Jennings retired to his Indiana farm and reentered public service only once as a commissioner to negotiate land purchases in northern Indiana and southern Michigan with the Indians in 1832. Hedied July 26, 1834, near Charlestown, Indiana. Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 12 Jan. 2006..
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Georgia H. Benuky on 1921/03/11 and 1927/06/20 by Louis J. Baily.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Constitutions > Indiana.
Governors > Indiana.
Indiana. Constitutional Convention (1816)
Lawyers > Indiana.
Legislators > Indiana.
Legislators > United States.

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