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Henry Miller Shreve Papers, 1841-1845; 1900

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Identifier: A3021

Title: Henry Miller Shreve Papers, 1841-1845; 1900


Collection contains five letters signed Henry M. Shreve to his wife, Mary Shreve: (1) Letter dated Hermitage, April 21, 1841, describes a robbery of ninety thousand dollars in paper and coins and the murder of Mr. Weaver and Mr. Baker. Mentions that wife is in Louisville visiting old friends. States that he brought Frank and Dave to the Boguy Factory[?] Company and discusses their wages. (2) Letter dated Washington, May 3, 1844, states that Brother Thomas wrote him a letter mentioning Mrs. Vhooses[?] and Hossiot[?]. Discusses the chances of his success, and a conference in Baltimore. Speculates on the upcoming presidential election. (3) Letter dated Baltimore, January 11, 1845, stating that he cannot yet come home because he has more work to do. Writes that Judge Pestle must go to Washington, and that he himself went to Brownsville and now has a cold for which he took medicine. Wishes he had brought Henry for company. (4) Letter dated Washington, February 8, 1845, stating that all communication to New York was stopped by recent snowfalls. Mentions Preston King stopping one of his bills and briefly describes the bill passing process. Mentions the City Council of St. Louis, and that he got a commission that made people—especially Judge Bowlin—realize his importance. (5) Letter dated Washington, February 17, 1845, complains that his friends don’t believe in his bill. States that Colonel Polk arrived and praised his “Removal,” and that Colonel William Y. Butler is the hope for the head of the War Department. Says that he is sharing a house with Levi Tylor and Colonel Sam Churchill, who are from Louisville. Complains that S. Penn[?] is not his friend and is betraying him. Misses the kids and his wife and writes for Rebecca to wait for him.

7 items

Cite as: Henry Miller Shreve Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1841-1845; 1900

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Shreve, Henry Miller, 1785-1851

Subjects: Crime
Politics and government
Local government


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