Illinois and Michigan Canal records, ca. 1839-1871.

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center

rev. by Alex Raynor.

 

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Title: Illinois and Michigan Canal records, ca. 1839-1871.

Main entry: Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.). Board of Trustees.

Inclusive dates: 1839-1871

Size:

5.5 linear ft. (11 boxes, 2 unboxed v., 2 folders)

2 oversize folders.

 

Restriction: Most of the collection is open to researchers. Advance appointment with special permission required to view a few original items.

Provenance statement: Most of this collection was previously known as the William Swift Papers.

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Illinois and Michigan Canal records, Chicago History Museum, plus a detailed description, date, & box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Biographical/Historical note,

Summary description of the collection,

Description of some material related to the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Biographical/Historical note:

Connecting the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Illinois and Michigan Canal was a mighty Middle West enterprise that exercised a powerful influence over Chicago's growth. The push to build the canal began with New York Congressman Peter B. Porter in 1810, but it was not until 1822--six years after Native Americans ceded a strip of land for canal purposes--that the U.S. Congress took major action: giving the State of Illinois permission to construct the canal, appropriating $10,000 for a survey of the route, and granting the state ninety feet of land on each side of the twenty-mile-wide strip of projected canal site that ran from Chicago to Ottawa, Illinois.

 

In 1825, the state chartered the Illinois and Michigan Canal Company with a capital stock of $1,000,000. However, fearing the canal's many unresolved issues might alienate the U.S. Congress from the canal project, the state repealed the act the next year.

 

The push towards construction started anew in 1827 when the U.S. Congress passed an act granting the state 284,000 acres of land along the canal route under the assumption that funds from the sale of this land would finance the building of the canal.

 

A land commission was established and, after years of surveying, inspecting, and debating, the canal's advocates realized that the canal construction was a much bigger undertaking than they had initially expected. In 1835, the Illinois legislature took the next major step, passing a law that empowered the Governor to raise a loan of $500,000 and begin the construction at once. Canal bonds were put on sale in 1836, but "cheap money" had increased the cost of labor and material to such an extent that a new estimate placed the cost of the canal at $8,654,000. The first spade of earth was turned on July 4, 1836, but 1836 and 1837 were years of general speculation and upheaval in land prices, while the canal project saw little work completed. The whole country was heading toward a financial panic, and many who had bought land from the government, from the canal commissioners, or from private dealers were forced to relinquish their rights and lose all they had paid. Lots, blocks and acres were sold for taxes and, in many cases, reverted to the government. Eventually, the canal's proponents found a new way to complete the canal: a loan of an additional $1,600,000 was made, and the state pledged its remaining 230,476 acres of canal land.

 

Captain William H. Swift and David Leavitt were appointed Trustees for the bondholders under the provisions of the act of 1842-43 and held office from that time until the canal was completed and the debt paid off. Soon after they went into office, Isaac N. Arnold was appointed attorney for the Board of Trustees.

 

Stimulated anew by the River and Harbor Convention of 1847, the Illinois state board of Canal Commissioners rushed to complete the canal that would connect the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico by navigable waters. The engineering problems of the summit level were solved, and, in April 1848, the canal's first boat, the General Fry, passed up the Illinois River, through the canal, into the south branch of the Chicago River, and, so, into the city. In the first ten years of canal service, important cargoes of wheat, lumber, coal, corn, pork, and other commodities were transported. But navigation was seriously impeded in 1848 by paucity of water supply. The Calumet Feeder was not completed until about that time, and many preemption claims were pressed against the canal's Board of Trustees for settlement, among them many for lands and town lots in Chicago.

 

The canal's Board of Trustees continued to oversee the process of paying off the debt. According to a description of the Illinois State Archives' Record Group 491.001: "Although it took much longer than expected to pay off bondholders and required several payments to creditors to be delayed, the entire canal debt was liquidated and the waterway returned to the state on May 1, 1871 (Minutes of Meetings of the Canal Commissioners and Trustees, May 15, 1871, RS 491.001)."

 

The administrator who oversaw much of the construction work and canal operations was Captain William Henry Swift. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, on November 8, 1800. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1813 and remained there until 1818 when he left to accompany Major S.H. Long's military expedition to the Rocky Mountains, allowing him to keep his cadetship. Swift was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Artillery in 1819 but was constantly employed on engineering duties. He worked on defensive projects, river and harbor improvements, surveys for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the projected canal across Florida, and for several railroads. The extensive internal improvements being undertaken at the time caused a greater demand for civil engineers than the profession could supply, and Swift's services, like those of other military engineers, were lent to private corporations for some time. In 1845, Swift was appointed president of the Illinois and Michigan Canal's Board of Trustees, an office which he held until 1871. After resigning from the army in 1849, he became president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad and of the Massachusetts Western Railroad. He was the director of many corporations and the trusted financial adviser of Baring Brothers & Co. Swift died in New York on April 7, 1879.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Correspondence, maps, circulars, toll sheets, package of internal improvement certificates, canal scrip, bonds, letter books (3 vol.) reports and proceedings, and other records relating to the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The correspondence is chiefly between Capt. William Henry Swift, president of the canal's board of trustees; and David Leavitt, William Gooding, Edward Talcott, Eli Prescott, John Preston, Charles Oakley, Robert Stuart, Jacob Fry, Isaac N. Arnold, Charles Ray, John Wentworth; Illinois governors Ford, French, Matteson, Bissell, Yates, and Oglesby; and financiers Baring Brothers & Co., Magniac, Jardine, and Co., and Matheson & Co., London. Many items are copies of outgoing letters retained by Swift or other authors or return copies of correspondence requested by Swift in order to create a thorough documentary file.

 

Topics include appointment of capable engineers, superintendents, lock keepers, and other employees; construction of feeders, dams, locks, hydraulic works, pumps, tugs; boats to be used on the canal; tolls; and the sale of lots and lands. Problems discussed include maintaining a sufficient supply of water for the shallow cut canal, charges of mismanagement, severe sickness in the Illinois River Valley, a strike of canal laborers, and disagreements between the canal's state trustees, the canal's bondholders trustees, and the engineers. Few references are made to the Civil War; however, the letter by William Gooding from Lockport (Ill.), June 11, 1860 discusses Abraham Lincoln.

 

Includes photocopies of two letters (7 p.): letter from George Forquer, Springfield, to General Thornton, Chicago (1836 Mar. 3), offering advice on where construction of the canal should begin. A letter from Edward Smith, Chicago, to the Board of Canal Commissioners (1836 Apr. 19), concerns the terms of his employment [accession 1992.359].

 

Most of this collection has been at Chicago Historical Society for decades and was previously known as the William H. Swift papers.

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Canal lands register, 1835-1855; and reports and other publications by and about the canal administration.

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

The following headings about this collection were placed in the online catalog:

Subjects:

Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.). Board of Trustees--Archives.

Illinois. Canal Commissioners.

Baring Brothers & Co.

Magniac, Jardine, and Co.

Swift, W. H. (William Henry), 1800-1879--Archives.

Gooding, William,

Leavitt, David.

Oakley, Charles.

Prescott, Eli S., 1809-1879.

Preston, John B.

Talcott, Edward B.

Canal--Illinois--19th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--19th century.

Illinois--Politics and government--To 1865.

Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.)

 

Form/genre:

Bonds (legal records)

Certificates.

Correspondence.

Illustrations.

Letter books.

Maps.

Proceedings.

Scrip.

Stock certificates.

 

Added entries:

Swift, W.H. (William Henry), 1800-1879.

Gooding, William.

Leavitt, David.

Oakley, Charles.

Prescott, Eli S., 1809-1879.

Preston, John B.

Talcott, Edward B.

Illinois Canal Commissioners.

Baring Brothers & Co.

Magniac, Jardine, and Co.

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

United States--Illinois.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

Box 1 through box 8-folder 3 contain original papers in mostly chronological order, 1830-1879, except for a few informational items at the front of box 1 folder 1.

 

From box 8 through box 9, the collection contains many reports and some related correspondence dating from 1845 through the 1870s.

 

Box 10 contains William Swift's letter book, May 12 1845-Mar. 15 1846, which is composed mostly of retained copies of outgoing letters. Two more letter books are unboxed and wrapped as separate packages; they date from 1845-1857, 1857-1871.

 

Box 11 contains a separate group of letters and other documents, mostly incoming letters, dating from 1845 to 1857, plus a draft of a report made by John Davis & William Swift, 1844-1845 in folder 8.

 

Oversize items in this collection are in two folders: an Illinois and Michigan Canal stock certificate from the 1830s (stored in MSS Oversize Stock) and Illinois and Michigan Canal certificates (stored in MSS Oversize I&M Canal).

 

A few miscellaneous items are stored in MSS Alpha I&M Canal, and a package of scrip is in restricted-storage.

 

List of contents of the collection:

Abbreviations used in this list:

Baring Bros. = Baring Brothers & Co.

encl. = enclosed

I&M canal = Illinois and Michigan Canal

incl. = including

Magniac = Magniac, Jardine, and Co.

 

box 1 folder 1:

Information: Copies of early items; letter from John Lamb to Chicago Historical Society, July 29 1971

1830 Sept. 28, Letter to the Board of Canal Commissioners

1836 June 14, Appraisal of town lots in Chicago before the auction

1836 Aug. 23, Account sales of lots in Chicago sold in June 1836

1840 Nov. 3, Petition to the canal commissioners signed by the purchasers

 

box 1 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., 1839-1844:

1839 Apr. 15, Sterling bond

1839 June 18 & 19, Checks to Jacob Fry

1839 Nov. 16, William Haskell & Henry L. Brush claim for damages

1841 Oct.31, Letter from William Gooding to William Swift

1843 Jan. 9, Bill for an act to provide for completion of the canal & for payment of the canal debt

1843 Feb. 21, Illinois & Michigan Canal Law

1843 May 25, Letter to the holders of Illinois Canal stock

1843 Oct. 3, Letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Sturgis, Abbott Lawrence & Thomas Ward

1843 Oct. 21, Letter from Thomas Ward

1843 Oct. 21, Letter from Thomas Ward to William Swift with enclosed letter

1843 Oct. 23, Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward

1843 Oct. 26, Letter from William Sturgis to William Swift

1843 Oct. 26, Letter from William Sturgis, Abbott Lawrence, & Thomas Ward to J.J. Abert

1843 Oct. 28, Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis

1843 Oct. 28, Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward

1843 Oct. 28, Letter from J.J. Abert to William Sturgis, Abbott Lawrence, & Thomas Ward

1843 Nov. 7, Letter from William Sturgis, Abbott Lawrence, & Thomas Ward to John Davis & William Swift

1843 Dec. 4, Letter from John Davis & William Swift to Michael Ryan

1843 Dec. 8, Circular by William Swift

1844 Feb. 14, Letter from John Davis

1844 Feb. 22, Letter from John Davis

1844 Feb. 29, Notes by William Swift

1844 Mar. 1, Letter from J.J. Abert at the Bureau of Topographical Engineering to William Swift

1844 Mar. 4, Letter from F.H. Story to William Swift

1844 Mar. 18, Letter from William Swift to William Gooding

1844 Apr. 2, Copies of letter from Baring Bros. & Co. & Magniac to John Davis & William Swift

1844 Apr. 22, Letter from Thomas Ward to William Swift

1844 Apr. 25, Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward

1844, Letter to the holders of Illinois & Michigan Canal bonds

1844 July 22, Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward

1844 July 24, Letter from J.M. Porter to William Swift

1844 Nov. 2, Extract of letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to Thomas Ford

 

box 1 folder 3: General correspondence etc., Feb.-Mar. 1845:

Copy of registry of $1000 canal bonds Mar. 1845

Copy of the contract Feb. 24 1863

Register of Illinois & Michigan Bonds, Scrip Mar. 1 1845

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Mar. 3 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 3 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 6 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 8 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 10 1845

Contract between the Governor of Illinois & the subscribers to the loan Mar. 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Mar. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 19 1845

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Mar. 19 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 19 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 25 1845

Proclamation signed by Thomas Ford Mar. 27 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 28 1845

 

box 1 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., May-July 1845:

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 24 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 26 1845

Proclamation appointing William Swift, David Leavitt, & George Griswold; signed by Samuel R. Betts & George Griswold, May 29 1845

Letter from William Swift to Martin Webb June 2 1845

Letter from William Swift June 2 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 3 1845

Letter from Michael Ryan to William Swift June 4 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 4 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 6 1845

Letter from William Swift to Charles B. Fisk June 7 1845

Letter from William Swift to Charles B. Fisk June 8 1845

Letter from Magniac to William Swift June 18 1845

Letter from Magniac to David Leavitt June 18 1845

Copy of contract signed by William Swift, John Howard, & William Dwight June 19 1845

Copy of contract signed by William Swift, David Leavitt, & Jacob Fry June 19 1845

Notice to loan subscribers by William Swift June 21 1845

Letter from William Swift to Charles B. Fisk & William Gooding June 25 1845

Copy of deed signed by Thomas Ford & Thompson Campbell June 26 1845

Letter from William Swift to Committee of the Mechanic Institute & others June 28 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford June 28 1845

Letter from William Swift to William L. Pence (?) June 30 1845

Notice to contractors written by William Swift July 5 1845

Letter from William Swift to J.J. Abert July 5 1845

Notice written by William Swift July 9 1845

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift, David Leavitt, & Jacob Fry July 10 1845

William Swift's notes July 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford July 14 1845

Copy of letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford with July 10, 1845, letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift, Daniel Leavitt, & Jacob Fry July 14 1845

Letter from William Swift & Jacob Fry to Thomas Ford July 14 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding and Charles B. Fisk July 18 1845

Letter from William Swift and David Leavitt to Isaac Hardy July 18 1845

Letters from William Swift to William Gooding July 19 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 19 1845

Letter from William Swift July 21 1845

List of items by Robert Stuart written by William Swift July 24 1845

List of general public acts of Congress 1832 with attached table detailing organization of engineering dept. of I&M canal 1838, 1840, & 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 24 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 29 1845

 

box 1 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Aug.-Sept. 1845:

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 4 1845

Thomas Ford to William Swift Aug. 5 1845

Statement of the Illinois Canal Commissioners in account with Baring Bros. Aug. 7 1845

Statement of the State of Illinois in account with Magniac Aug. 7 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 7 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 12 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to George Mowry Aug. 16 1845

Letters from William Swift to Thomas Ford Aug. 16 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 18 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Aug. 18 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 18 1845

Abstract of proposals offered for work on I&M canal at the letting Aug. 18 1845

Letters from William Swift to Jacob Fry Aug. 20 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford Aug. 21 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 22 1845

Letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Swift with enclosed Aug. 8 1845 letters, Aug. 22 1845

Letter from William Gooding & Jacob Fry to William Swift with letter from William Gooding to William Swift, Aug. 25 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 31 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 1 1845

Letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Swift Sept. 3 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 3 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 4 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 5 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry & William Gooding Sept. 5 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 9 1845

Letter from William Swift to James Shields Sept. 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry & William Gooding Sept. 10 1845

Extract of letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to David Leavitt, Sept. 18 1845

William Swift's records Sept. 19 1845

Memorandum of bills written by William Swift Sept. 20 1845

Blank checks for payment by I&M canal, undated

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 20 1845

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Sept. 22 1845

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift Sept. 22 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 26 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt & Jacob Fry Sept. 24 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 24 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 24 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 29 1845

 

box 1 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., Oct.-Nov. 1845:

Letters from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Swift Oct. 3 1845

Extract of letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to David Leavitt Oct. 3 1845

Letter from Baring Bros. to William Swift Oct. 3 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 6 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 9 1845

Abstract of work performed on I&M canal Oct. 10 1845

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Oct. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 14 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 14 1845

Letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Swift Oct. 18 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 21 1845

Letter to William Swift Oct. 21 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 22 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 24 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 24 1845

Letters from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 25 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Oct. 25 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Oct. 27 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 1 1845

List of certificates dated Oct. 10 1845 for work done on I&M canal, Nov. 4 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to David Leavitt Nov. 5 1845

Letter from David Leavitt Nov. 6 1845

Letter from Daniel Lord to Thomas Ward Nov. 6 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 8 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. Nov. 4, 1845, letter, Nov. 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Nov. 13 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 15 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Nov. 17 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. statement of treasurer's records for 1845 May 20-Nov. 18, Nov. 18 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Nov. 18 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to Robert Stuart Nov. 19 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to Robert Stuart Nov. 19 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 21 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 22 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 23 1845

Letter from William Gooding to Jacob Fry Nov. 27 1845

Opinion of Justin Butterfield Nov. 27 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 28 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 29 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 29 1845

 

box 1 folder 7: General correspondence, etc., Dec. 1845:

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Dec. 1 1845

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Dec. 2 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 8 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 9 1845

Letter from John Davis & William Swift to Michael Ryan Dec. 11 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 11 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 13 1845

Letters from William Swift to Robert Stuart Dec. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Dec. 13 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 14 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis Dec. 15 1845

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Dec. 16 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 16 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 19 1845

Letter from William Swift to George Mowry Dec. 20 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 25 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift with Dec. 20 1845 newspaper clipping Dec. 26 1845

Letter from Elihu Granger to Jacob Fry Dec. 26 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 27 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Dec. 29 1845

Letter from Thomas Ward to John Davis & William Swift with encl. Dec. 4 1843 letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac to William Sturgis, Abbot Lawrence, & Thomas Ward Dec. 29 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. blank copy of I&M canal loan of $1,600.00 contract Dec. 29 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Dec. 31 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 31 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford with Dec. 1, 1845, letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford Dec. 31 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford Dec. 31 1845

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 31 1845

William Swift's records undated

Chicago Common Council names of owners of lots in Block 14, 1845

Report of J. Butterfield to William Swift undated

 

box 1 folder 8: General correspondence, etc., Jan. 1846:

Abstract of work performed on I&M canal Jan. 1 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 2 1846

Copy of letter Jan. 2 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Jan. 3 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 3 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart Jan. 6 1846

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 8 1846

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift Jan. 8 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Jan. 9 1846

Letter from William Swift to S.S. Bullock Jan. 10 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Jan. 11 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Jan. 15 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 15 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Jan. 16 1846

Letter from Magniac to William Swift Jan. 17 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 17 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 17 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 19 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 20 1846

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Jan. 21 1846

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Jan. 22 1846

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Jan. 22 1846

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 22 1846

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift Jan. 23 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 24 1846

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford Jan. 24 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 26 1846

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Jan. 29 1846

 

box 1 folder 9: General correspondence, etc., Feb. 1846:

Engineer estimates for Oct. 1845 & Jan. 1846

Copy of letter from Jacob Fry to Wadsworth Feb. 2 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Feb. 2 1846

Letter from William Swift to George Mowry Feb. 2 1846

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford Feb. 3 1846

Various abstracts Feb. 3 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Feb. 6 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 7 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Feb. 11 1846

Letter from William Gooding to the Board of Trustees Feb. 16 1846

Letters from William Swift Feb. 16 1846

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift with encl. Dec. 3, 1845, letter from Baring Bros. & Magniac, Feb. 16 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 20 1846

Letter from William Swift Feb. 20 1846

Copy of letter from David Leavitt to Thomas Ward Feb. 20 1846

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 20 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 20 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Feb. 23 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 23 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 24 1846

Letter from William Swift to William Ewing Feb. 24 1846

Letter from James Shields to William Ewing Feb. 24 1846

Estimates of J.K. Feb. 26 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. Feb. 25, 1846, letter from David Leavitt to Magniac, Feb. 26 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 27 1846

 

box 1 folder 10: General correspondence, etc., Mar. 1846 including:

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift with encl. Mar. 2, 1846, letter from William Gooding to Jacob Fry, Mar. 2 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift with encl. letters from guarantors Mar. 7 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 8 1846

Schedule of subscribers to loan of $1600.00 for completion of I&M canal, Mar. 19 1846

 

box 1 folder 11: General correspondence, etc., Apr.-May 1846 including:

Abstract showing condition of work on structures of I&M canal, Apr. 10 1846

Statement re. state bonds disposed of by several boards of Illinois fund commissioners, Apr. 16 1846

Letter from Magniac to William Swift Apr. 18 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Apr. 22 1846

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford May 2 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift May 15 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift May 15 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 26 1846

 

box 1 folder 12: General correspondence, etc., June 1846 including:

Abstract of estimates June 1 1846

Abstract showing amount of work executed & to be done on I&M canal June 1 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift June 5 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. May 29 1846 letter from H.L. Stewart & A.C. Stewart to David Leavitt June 8 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. June 1, 1846, letter from Thomas Ford to David Leavitt June 12 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 23 1846

 

box 2 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., July-Sept. 1846 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 6 1846

Schedule of New York subscribers to loan of $1,600.00 to complete I&M canal, July 9 1846

Schedule of European subscribers to loan of $1,600.00 to complete I&M canal, July 9 1846

Abstract of certificates to issues for 1st installment of Illinois subscribers to canal loan of $1,600.00, July 10 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift July 10 1846

William Gooding's chief engineer's reports to the Board of Trustees July 15 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 16 1846

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 20 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift with encl. Aug. 2, 1846, letter from William Gooding Aug. 4 1846

Abstract showing amounts of work executed & to be done on I&M canal, Aug. 1 1846

Abstract of estimates Aug. 1 1846

Abstract of proposals for work on I&M canal May 11 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 20 1846

Letter from William Gooding to the Board of Trustees Sept. 3 1846

Enumeration of data for construction of engines & pumps for I&M canal, undated

Schedule of certificates for second installment issued to Illinois subscribers to loan of $1,600.00 for completion of I&M canal, Sept. 4 1846

 

box 2 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., Oct.-Dec. 1846 including:

Abstract showing condition of work on I&M canal Oct. 1 1846

Letters from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 2 1846

Abstract of certificates October estimate Oct. 9 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 10 1846

Letter from Magniac to William Swift with encl. schedule of I&M canal bonds registered in Europe under the loan of 1845 Oct. 19 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 9 1845

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 14 1846

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 30 1846

Abstract of estimates Dec. 1 1846

Abstract showing condition of work on I&M canal Dec. 1 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift with encl. Dec. 2, 1846, letter from William L. Perce & Co. to Board of Trustees Dec. 2 1846

Letter from William Gooding to the Board of Trustees Dec. 2 1846

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift with encl. Dec. 2, 1846, abstract of proposals for summit lock No. 1 Illinois & Michigan Canal Dec. 5 1846

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Dec. 11 1846

Table of distances Illinois & Michigan Canal undated

Copy of list of subscriptions for completion of I&M canal undated

Engine & pump blueprints undated

 

box 2 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-Mar. 1847 including:

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 12 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 13 1847

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Jan. 18 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Jan. 21 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 27 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Jan. 29 1847

Abstract exhibiting the condition of work on I&M canal Feb. 1 1847

Letter from Jacob Fry to William Swift Feb. 2 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 5 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Feb. 17 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with enclosed Feb. 6 1847 letter from Thomas Ford to David Leavitt Feb. 19 1847

Letter from Knap & Totten Mar. 24 1847

 

box 2 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., Apr.-July 1847 including:

Abstract of engineers certificates for estimates Apr. 1 1847

Abstract exhibiting the condition of work on I&M canal Apr. 1 1847

Letters from William Swift to David Leavitt & Augustus French Apr. 16 1847

Letter from William Gooding to Board of Trustees May 1 1847

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift May 8 1847

Suggestions relating to applications for preemption claims May 11 1847

Letters from members of legislature to William Swift & David Leavitt May 22-24 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift May 31 1847

Abstract showing the condition of work on I&M canal June 1 1847

Abstract of estimates paid from Apr. 8-June 1 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 1 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 4 1847

Letters from William Swift to David Leavitt & Robert Stuart June 9-10 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 14 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 15 1847

Act to authorize the refunding of the state department with letter from Augustus French June 18 1847

Abstract of Canal scrip or interest certificates July 1 1847

List of persons claiming preemptions on town lots July 7 1847

List of town lots upon which proof for preemptions have been filed undated

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with attached July 1847 extract from "Hunt's Merchants Magazine & Commercial," July 8 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift July 8 1847

Letter from F.W. Harley to Thomas Tileston July 9 1847

Petition of workers to Charles Oakley July 12 1847

Letter from Charles Oakley to David Leavitt July 15 1847

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift July 16 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift July 17 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 22 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift July 23 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 31 1847

 

box 2 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Aug.-Oct. 1847 including:

Abstract exhibiting condition of the work on I&M canal Aug. 1 1847

Abstract of estimates from June 7-Aug. 2 1847

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Aug. 3 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Aug. 11 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Aug. 16 1847

Letters from William Swift to Robert Stuart & David Leavitt Aug. 23 1847

Letter from William Gooding to Board of Trustees Aug. 30 1847

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 3 1847

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Sept. 3 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 7 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift with enclosed list of subscribers in Illinois to I&M canal loan of the 4th installment Sept. 9 1847

Copy of letter from D. Lapham to William Gooding Sept. 20 1847

Copy of letter from Silas Wood to Thomas Ward with enclosed copies of June 12 & 14 1847 letters from subscribers to the Board of Trustees Sept. 25 1847

Abstract showing condition of work (under contracts) on I&M canal Oct. 1 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 4 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 13 1847

Statement by Charles Oakley Oct. 18 1847

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 26 1847

Letters from Charles Oakley to William Swift & David Leavitt Oct. 30 1847

Printed reply of William Swift & David Leavitt to Charles Oakley Oct. 30 1847

Abstract of estimates & payment for Oct. 1847

 

box 2 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., Nov. 1847-Jan. 1848 including:

Letter from William Gooding to the Board of Trustees Nov. 1 1847

Printed letter from William Swift & David Leavitt to Charles Oakley Nov. 1 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 12 1847

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 15 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 20 1847

Letters from William Swift to David Leavitt & American Exchange Bank Nov. 22 1847

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Nov. 24 1847

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 24 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 24 1847

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 26 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 27 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 27 1847

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 29 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 29 1847

Letter from David Leavitt & William Swift to Elisha Riggs Nov. 30 1847

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 30 1847

David Leavitt's report Nov. 30 1847

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Nov. 30 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 11 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 17 1847

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 22 1847

Letters from William Swift to Charles Oakley Dec. 28 1847

Letter from Augustus French Dec. 30 1847

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 31 1847

Abstract of estimates for December 1847

Brief of the testimony undated

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 9 1848

Letter from Charles Oakley to William Swift Jan. 13 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Jan. 13 1848

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift Jan. 27 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 29 1848

 

box 3 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Feb.-May 1848 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 7 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with enclosed Jan. 18 1848 list of Illinois delinquent subscribers Feb. 7 1848

Letter from Magniac, Jardine, and Co to William Swift Feb. 11 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 17 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Feb. 18 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift with enclosed Feb. 22 1848 report by Charles Oakley Feb. 23 1848

Letter from William Swift to John H. Kinzie Mar. 2 1848

Letter from William Swift to Alfred Guthrie Mar. 4 1848

Letter from William Swift to J. Vanderpool Mar. 4 1848

Letter from William Swift to Charles Oakley Mar. 6 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 8 1848

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Mar. 13 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Mar. 14 1848

Letter from William Swift to Silas Wood Mar. 15 1848

Letter from William Swift to Elisha Riggs Mar. 22 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Apr. 1 1848

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift Apr. 18 1848

Letter from William Gooding to the Board of Trustees Apr. 24 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 29 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift May 30 1848

 

box 3 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., June-Dec. 1848 including:

Auction notice of lands, town lots, water power, etc. of I&M canal with enclosed newspaper notices June 1 1848

Letter from Charles Oakley to William Swift June 3 1848

Letters from Edward Talcott to William Swift June 3 & 4 1848

Letter from Charles Oakley to William Swift June 24 1848

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 5 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 6 1848

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift July 28 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Aug. 5 1848

Letter from William Swift to William Reddick, Joel Matteson, & Francis Sherman Aug. 26 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Sept. 12 1848

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Sept. 23 1848

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Oct. 10 1848

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart Oct. 12 1848

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 16 1848

General list of subscribers to the loan of $1,600.00 to complete I&M canal & of the certificate issued for their respective installments Oct. 1848

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Oct. 31 1848

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 31 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 2 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 10 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 19 1848

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 30 1848

Letters from Edward Talcott to William Swift Dec. 8 & 9 1848

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 9 1848

Letter from William Swift to Joel Manning Dec. 12 1848

Letter from Charles Oakley to William Swift Dec. 12 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 19 1848

Letter from Joel Manning to William Swift Dec. 28 1848

Letter from William Swift to Charles Oakley Dec. 30 1848

 

box 3 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-May 1849 including:

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 3 1849

Extract of letter from Thomas Ward to David Leavitt Jan. 17 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 18 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 23 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Jan. 29 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with enclosed 1848 tolls pamphlet Jan. 30 1849

Letter from William Swift to Joseph Wells Jan. 30 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 30 1849

Letter from William Swift to Augustus French Jan. 30 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 12 1849

Copy of letter from David Leavitt to Thomas Ward Feb. 14 1849

Extracts of letters from David Leavitt to Thomas Ward Feb. 14 1849, Apr. 23 & 27 1849 & from Thomas Ward to David Leavitt June 14 1849

Letter from William Swift to William Ogden Feb. 16 1849

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott Feb. 19 1849

Letter from William Swift to Joel Manning Feb. 19 1849

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 19 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 26 1849

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 2 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 5 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 8 1849

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 2 1849

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift with encl. copy of the Joint Resolutions of the Illinois General Assembly, Apr. 7 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to Thomas Ward Apr. 27 1849

Letter from William Swift to William Reddick, Joel Matteson, & Francis Sherman May 10 1849

Letters from William Swift to William Reddick, Joel Matteson, & Francis Sherman May 12 1849

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift May 18 1849

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift May 18 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift May 23 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 25 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 28 1849

 

box 3 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., June-Dec. 1849 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 2 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift June 5 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift June 9 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 9 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift June 18 1849

Letter from William Sturgis, Abbott Lawrence, & Thomas Ward to Baring Bros. & Magniac, Jardine, and Co June 18 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift July 9 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 19 1849

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift July 27 1849

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift July 28 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 29 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Aug. 4 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 13 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 22 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 28 1849

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 24 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Oct. 28 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 3 1849

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 24 1849

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Dec. 27 1849

William Swift's report with enclosed letters & memorandum for the Board of Trustees 1849

 

box 3 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-Apr. 1850 including:

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with encl. American Exchange Bank account info., Jan. 4 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 11 1850

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Jan. 17 1850

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift Jan. 18 1850

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 23 1850

Letter from William Swift to Joseph Wells Jan. 25 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 25 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 30 1850

Letter from William Swift to Augustus French Jan. 30 1850

Letter from William Swift to Joseph Wells Jan. 30 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 31 1850

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott Jan. 31 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 31 1850

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Feb. 5 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 6 1850

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Feb. 16 1850

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift Feb. 17 1850

Letters from William Swift to Justin Butterfield Feb. 18 1850

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry Feb. 19 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 19 1850

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott Feb. 19 1850

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Feb. 19 1850

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift Feb. 27 1850

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 11 1850

Letter from Charles Butler to William Swift Mar. 15 1850

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Mar. 26 1850

Monthly abstract of tolls paid at LaSalle Mar. 1850

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Apr. 6 1850

Letter from William Swift to Justin Butterfield Apr. 8 1850

Abstract of money received & paid by John H. Kinzie Apr. 8 1850

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Apr. 10 1850

Abstract of money received & paid by John H. Kinzie Apr. 16 1850

Letter from William Swift to Justin Butterfield Apr. 22 1850

Abstract of money received & paid by John H. Kinzie Apr. 23 1850

Monthly abstract of tolls paid at LaSalle Apr. 1850

 

box 3 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., May-Oct. 1850 including:

Letter from George Armour to William Swift May 29 1850

Monthly abstract of tolls paid at LaSalle May 1850

Certification of A.J. Galloway June 6 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 13 1850

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift June 27 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift with July 12, 1850, clipping, July 22 1850

Pay roll for July 1850

Letter from John Wilson to William Swift Aug. 7 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 8 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 10 1850

Letter from William Swift to John Wilson Aug. 10 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 12 1850

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Aug. 14 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 22 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 26 1850

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 4 1850

Letter from J. Manly (?) to William Swift Sept. 6 1850

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 11 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 14 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 23 1850

Letter from Charles Storrow to William Swift Oct. 2 1850

Letter from John Wilson to the Board of Trustees Oct. 4 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 7 1850

Letter from William Swift to Charles Storrow Oct. 10 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 10 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 12 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 17 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 22 1850

Letter from J.H. Burch to David Leavitt with encl. Feb. 9, 1849, act granting a charter to the Aurora Branch Rail-road Company Oct. 23 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 25 1850

 

box 4 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Nov. 1850-Apr. 1851 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 1 1850

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift Nov. 9 1850

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 16 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Reddick Nov. 18 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 18 1850

Letter from William Swift to A.J. Galloway Nov. 19 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 3 1850

Letter from William Swift to Joseph Wells Dec. 4 1850

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Dec. 4 1850

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Dec. 20 1850

Comparative statement of tolls on Illinois & Michigan Canal, Wabash & Erie Canal, Miami & Erie Canal, & Ohio & New York Canal 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Saltonstall Jan. 2 1851

Letter from William Swift to Justin Butterfield Jan. 3 1851

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Jan. 4 1850

Letter from William Swift to S.A. Douglas Jan. 7 1850

Letter from William Swift to John Davis Jan. 7 1850

Letter from William Swift to William Saltonstall Jan. 10 1851

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 11 1851

Letter from Augustus French to William Swift Jan. 13 1851

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Jan. 17 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Jan. 22 1851

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 26 1851

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Feb. 4 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Saltonstall Feb. 6 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 10 1851

Letter from Henry Black to William Swift Feb. 10 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 15 1851

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 17 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 20 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 1 1851

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Swift Mar. 5 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 11 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Mar. 12 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 29 1851

Letter from Joseph Wells to William Gooding Apr. 2 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 4 1851

 

box 4 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., May-Oct. 1851 including:

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding May 16 1851

Memo of the basis of an agreement between George E. Walker and others of Ottawa and the Board of Trustees in relation to the leasing of the surplus water at Ottawa May 21 1851

Letter from Alexander Campbell to William Swift May 27 1851

Monthly statement of money released & disbursed by John H. Kinzie in May 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 4 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 4 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift June 5 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 5 1851

Letter from Joseph Wells June 26 1851

Letter from Joseph Wells June 28 1851

Letter from John Turner to William Swift June 28 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 1 1851

Letters from Edward Talcott to William Swift July 3 1851

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott July 10 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 11 1851

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott July 13 1851

Letter from William Swift to Joel Manning July 16 1851

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott July 19 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift July 21 1851

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott July 29 1851

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold July 30 1851

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold July 31 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Aug. 2 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 2 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Aug. 6 1851

Letter from A.W. Bowen to William Swift with enclosed July 26 1851 letter from Committee of Directors of Kankakee & Iroquois to Board of Trustees Aug. 7 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift with encl. Aug. 22, 1851, notice by Judd & Wilson Aug. 26 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 2 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Oct. 9 1851

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Oct. 13 1851

 

box 4 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., Nov. 1851-Feb. 1852 including:

Letters from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 3 1851

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 4 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 6 1851

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott Nov. 12 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 12 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 12 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 17 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 17 1851

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 19 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 29 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 29 1851

Canal land report for year ending Dec. 1 1851

Seventh annual report of board of trustees of I&M canal, for year ending Nov. 30 1851

Circular No. 4 for year ending Nov. 30 1851

List of trustees from Dec. 1 1850-Dec. 1 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 2 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 3 1851

Letter from William Swift to Justin Butterfield Dec. 4 1851

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Dec. 11 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 12 1851

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 27 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 30 1851

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1851 Dec. 31 1851

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1851 Dec. 31 1851

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 2 1852

Letters from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 5 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 16 1852

Letter from J.D. Webster to William Swift Jan. 1852

Letter from James Grant to William Swift with enclosed copy of act of legislature Feb. 3 1852

Letter from John Jervis to William Swift Feb. 19 1852

Letter from George Ashman to William Swift Feb. 24 1852

 

box 4 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., Mar.-Aug. 1852 including:

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 1 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 10 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 15 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 26 1852

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Apr. 9 1852

Letter from James Grant to William Swift Apr. 27 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift May 3 1852

Letter from John Jervis to William Swift May 10 1852

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift May 21 1852

Letter from T.G. Miller to William Swift June 2 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift June 6 1852

Letter from John Jervis to William Swift June 12 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift June 15 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift June 26 1852

Letter from James Grant to the Board of Trustees June 27 1852

Letter from John Jervis to William Swift June 29 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 6 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 12 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 12 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 14 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 16 1852

Letter from John Jervis to William Swift Aug. 24 1852

Letter from J.N. Clarke to Board of Trustees Aug. 1852

 

box 4 folder 5:General correspondence, etc., Sept.-Dec. 1852 including:

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 8 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 11 1852

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 14 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 16 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 16 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 17 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 22 1852

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 22 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 24 1852

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 27 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 27 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 4 1852

Letter from George Bliss to William Swift Oct. 14 1852

Letter from J. Scott to William Swift Nov. 1 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 3 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 4 1852

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 20 1852

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 23 1852

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 25 1852

Copy of statement of receipts & disbursements for year ending Nov. 30 1852 Dec. 9 1852

Copy of comparative statement of annual expenditures for repairs & maintenance from Dec. 1 1851-Dec. 1 1852 Dec. 9 1852

Copy of brief treasurer's report Dec. 23 1852

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 23 1852

 

box 4 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-July 1853 including:

Eight annual report of board of trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1852 Jan. 1 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 8 1853

Letter from William Ogden to William Swift Jan. 8 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 9 1853

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Gooding Jan. 12 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 15 1853

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 4 1853

Letters from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 14 1853

Letter from William Swift to Roberts Mar. 14 1853

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift Mar. 26 1853

Letter from William Swift to Edward Talcott Mar. 26 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 20 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 25 1853

Letter from William Swift to William Saltonstall June 2 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 2 1853

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts June 12 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 12 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 22 1853

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts June 29 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 29 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 5 1853

Letter from John Wentworth to David Leavitt July 6 1853

Telegram from William Gooding to William Swift July 6 1853

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift July 15 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 16 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 18 1853

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth July 19 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 21 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 23 1853

 

box 4 folder 7: General correspondence, etc., Aug.-Dec. 1853 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 8 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 17 1853

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Sept. 1 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 2 1853

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Sept. 3 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 14 1853

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 30 1853

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 14 1853

Statement of receipts on I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1853

Statement of Canal land & lots Dec. 1 1853

Statement of receipts & disbursements of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1853 Dec. 12 1853

Report from department of repairs & maintenance for year ending Nov. 30 1853 Dec. 12 1853

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1853 Dec. 12 1853

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1853 Dec. 12 1853

Letter from George Ashman to William Swift Dec. 16 1853

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 22 1853

Statement of receipts & expenditures for 1853

 

box 5 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-June 1854 including:

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 3 1854

Ninth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1853 Jan. 5 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 5 1854

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson Jan. 5 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 7 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 16 1854

Letter from Walter Laflin to William Swift Jan. 17 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 2 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 20 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 3 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 4 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 7 1854

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 7 1854

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Mar. 23 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 27 1854

Letter from Edward Talcott to William Swift Apr. 3 1854

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Apr. 7 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Apr. 19 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 19 1854

Letter from William Swift to Samuel Ward May 14 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 17 1854

Letter from William Swift to Davis May 17 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 3 1854

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift June 5 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 7 1854

Letters from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts June 11 1854

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward June 11 1854

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson June 11 1854

Copy of letter to David Leavitt from Abbott Laurence, William Sturgis, & Thomas Ward June 19 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 22 1854

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift June 24 1854

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson June 24 1854

Transcripts of letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts June 11, 19, & 24 1854, Nov. 30 & Dec. 4 1848, & Jan. 17 1849

Letter from Baring Bros., Joel. Matteson, & Magniac, Jardine, and Co to William Swift June 30 1854

 

box 5 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., July-Dec. 1854 including:

Estimate of arrears of interest to July 1 1854 July 6 1854

Letter from Henry Gassett to William Swift July 7 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 8 1854

Letter from F. J. Saltonstall to William Swift July 10 1854

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson July 16 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 17 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 17 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 21 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 22 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 25 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 1 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 1 1854

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson Aug. 12 1854

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Aug. 15 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 6 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 11 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 15 1854

Letters from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 3 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 3 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 7 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 10 1854

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth Oct. 20 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 21 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 23 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 27 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 7 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 8 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 13 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 15 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 17 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 17 1854

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Nov. 23 1854

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 23 1854

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 27 1854

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 28 1854

Letter from William Swift to Stone & Boomer Nov. 29 1854

Statement of receipts by the treasurer of I&M canal from Dec. 1 1853-Nov. 30 1854

Statement of Canal lands & lots Dec. 1 1854

List of lots forfeited & still un-sold Dec. 1 1854

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Dec. 6 1854

Copy of Eli Prescott's agent's report for year ending Nov. 30 1854 Dec. 7 1854

Copy of William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1854 Dec. 13 1854

Copy of David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1854 Dec. 13 1854

Tenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1854 Dec. 29 1854

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift undated

 

box 5 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-July 1855 including:

Letter from William Swift to John H. Kinzie Jan. 1 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 1 1855

Letter from William Swift to J.A. Matteson Jan. 2 1855

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Jan. 9 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 17 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift with enclosed clipping Jan. 25 1855

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Jan. 18 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 18 1855

Letters from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 19 1855

Letter from William Swift to J.A. Rockwell Jan. 30 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 31 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 2 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 3 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 5 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 8 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 9 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 12 1855

Letter from William Swift to Charles Gould Feb. 12 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Feb. 14 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Feb. 21 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 22 1855

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Feb. 24 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 25 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 1 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 3 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 5 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 5 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 12 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Mar. 13 1855

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 13 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 14 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 16 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Mar. 16 1855

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 16 1855

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 16 1855

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 17 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 19 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 19 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Mar. 21 1855

Letter from Walter Laflin to William Swift Mar. 22 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 22 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 28 1855

Letter from Joel Manning to William Swift May 1 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 7 1855

Letter from Walter Laflin to William Swift June 16 1855

Letter from Walter Laflin to David Leavitt June 18 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 20 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 3 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 7 1855

Letter from George Ashman to William Swift July 7 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 9 1855

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift July 9 1855

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift July 10 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 13 1855

Lease agreement July 17 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 23 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 23 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 30 1855

 

box 5 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., Aug.-Dec. 1855 including:

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Aug. 14 1855

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson Aug. 27 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Sept. 14 1855

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 17 1855

Letter from Joel Matteson to William Swift Sept. 22 1855

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Sept. 25 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Oct. 15 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 19 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Nov. 20 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 20 1855

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 26 1855

Statement of receipts by the treasurer of I&M canal from Nov. 30 1854-Nov. 30 1855

Statement of lands & lots Dec. 1 1855

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 8 1855

John Preston's report for expenditures for repairs & maintenance for year ending Nov. 30 1855 Dec. 14 1855

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1855 Dec. 14 1855

 

box 5 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-July 1856 including:

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Jan. 5 1856

Eleventh annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1855 Jan. 8 1856

Letter from William Swift to Walter Laflin Jan. 10 1856

Letter from Walter Laflin to David Leavitt Jan. 18 1856

Letter from Walter Laflin to William Swift Jan. 18 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 21 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 21 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 22 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 23 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 23 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 26 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 29 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 30 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 31 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 31 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 2 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Feb. 5 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 5 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 5 1856

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Feb. 23 1856

Letter from Josiah McRoberts to William Swift Feb. 28 1856

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Mar. 6 1856

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 15 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 19 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 11 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 16 1856

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 16 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 21 1856

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 21 1856

Letter from Norton & Josiah McRoberts to William Swift May 25 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 10 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 13 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 14 1856

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold June 16 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 16 1856

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 16 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 18 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 20 1856

Letter from William Swift to J.J. Shedel June 20 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 20 1856

Letter from J.J. Shedel to William Swift June 20 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 24 1856

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 28 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 28 1856

Letter from John Preston to William Swift June 30 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 12 1856

Letter from John Preston to William Swift July 15 1856

 

box 5 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., Aug.-Nov. 1856 including:

Copy of letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Sept. 12 1856

Copy of letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Sept. 12 1856

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 18 1856

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 18 1856

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Sept. 19 1856

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Nov. 2 1856

 

box 6 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Dec. 1856-May 1857 including:

David Leavitt in account with Board of Trustees Dec. 1 1856

Statement of lands & town lots Dec. 1 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 6 1856

John Preston's report for expenditures for repairs & maintenance for year ending Nov. 30 1856 Dec. 6 1856

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1856 Dec. 8 1856

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1856 Dec. 8 1856

Letter from William Swift to Joel Matteson Dec. 9 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 10 1856

Letter from William Ogden to William Swift Dec. 19 1856

Twelfth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1856 Dec. 20 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 20 1856

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 25 1856

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 2 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 2 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 2 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 9 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 13 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 22 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 26 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 2 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 3 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 6 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Feb. 27 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 2 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 3 1857

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Mar. 3 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 6 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 6 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 9 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 9 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 9 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 12 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 14 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 16 1857

Letter from William Swift to Matheson Mar. 16 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 17 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 21 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Mar. 23 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Mar. 26 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 28 1857

Letter from Matheson to William Swift Apr. 3 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 9 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Apr. 13 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Apr. 13 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Apr. 16 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 18 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Apr. 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Apr. 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Apr. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to Josiah McRoberts Apr. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 25 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 2 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 4 1857

Petition of Eli Prescott & Isaac N. Arnold May 11 1857

Letter from William Swift May 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold May 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold May 21 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 24 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift May 28 1857

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott May 30 1857

 

box 6 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., June-Dec. 1857 including:

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 1 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 3 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 5 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 23 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 24 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 29 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt June 30 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift July 1 1857

Letter from Charles Ray to William Swift with enclosed petition asking to have office of collector kept in Chicago July 11 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift with enclosed July 16 1857 petition for purchase of Block 85 to form a glass company in LaSalle July 20 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 4 1857

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Aug. 25 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 2 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 6 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 9 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 14 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Sept. 24 1857

Letter from William Swift to Charles Ray Sept. 26 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Sept. 28 1857

Letter from W.H. Bissell to Isaac N. Arnold Oct. 7 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 9 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 14 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 14 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 19 1857

Letter from Charles Ray to William Swift Oct. 20 1857

Letter from William Swift to Samuel Ward Oct. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co. Oct. 23 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 26 1857

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 26 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 30 1857

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 3 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 7 1857

Extract of letter from Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co to Samuel Ward Nov. 10 1857

Trust deed Dec. 10 1857

Letter from William Swift to W.H. Bissell Dec. 12 1857

 

box 6 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., 1858 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 8 1858

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 2 1858

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift May 14 1858

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift June 21 1858

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 3 1858

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt July 6 1858

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Oct. 27 1857

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 27 1857

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Nov. 8 1858

Letter from William Swift to Matheson & Co. Nov. 12 1858

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 12 1858

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 17 1858

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Dec. 2 1858

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Dec. 27 1858

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Dec. 31 1858

 

box 6 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-Mar. 1859 including:

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 1 1859

Agreement between William Swift et al. in equity & David Leavitt Jan. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to Edwin Bartlett Jan. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 11 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 11 1859

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 17 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 19 1859

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 20 1859

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Jan. 22 1859

Letter from David Leavitt to William Swift Jan. 25 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Jan. 29 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 1 1859

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Feb. 4 1859

Letter from Matheson & Co to William Swift Feb. 4 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 8 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 9 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Feb. 9 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Feb. 11 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 16 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Feb. 16 1859

Letter from Edwin Bartlett to William Swift Feb. 18 1859

Letter from William Swift to Matheson & Co Feb. 22 1859

Letter from William Swift to Matheson & Co Feb. 25 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 28 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 1 1859

Letter from William Swift to Augustus French Mar. 2 1859

Copy of letter from William Swift to Bartlett Mar. 5 1859

 

box 6 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Apr.-Jun 1859 including:

Letter from John P. Chapin to William Swift Apr. 5 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Apr. 5 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Apr. 17 1859

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Apr. 21 1859

Letter from William Swift to Matheson & Co Apr. 25 1859

Joel Manning's report May 2 1859

Joel Manning's reports May 10 1859

Letter from Matheson & Co to William Swift May 13 1859

Letters from William Swift to Samuel Ward May 18 1859

Letter from William Swift to Samuel Ward May 19 1859

Letter from William Swift to Alexander Campbell May 20 1859

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 20 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding May 20 1859

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt May 21 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding May 27 1859

Letter from William Swift to canal officers May 30 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell May 30 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding May 31 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 1 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth June 1 1859

Letter from Joshua Bates to Samuel Ward June 10 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 17 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 17 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 17 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 18 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 19 1859

Letter from William Swift to George Smith June 19 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 19 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 20 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Preston June 21 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 21 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 21 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 22 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 22 1859

Letter from George Smith & Co to William Swift June 23 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 24 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 24 1859

Letters from William Swift to Samuel J. Ward June 25 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 25 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 27 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 28 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 30 1859

 

box 6 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., July-Nov. 1859 including:

Statement of canal receipts & disbursements from Dec. 1 1858-May 1 1859 July 7 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 7 1859

Letter from John Preston to William Swift July 7 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 12 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 16 1859

Letter from William Swift to Alfred Guthrie July 28 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 28 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 28 1859

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Aug. 1 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 2 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 6 1859

Letter from John Preston Aug. 8 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 11 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Aug. 11 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Aug. 15 1859

Letter from John Preston Aug. 16 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 17 1859

Letter from John Preston Aug. 23 1859

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Aug. 23 1859

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Aug. 24 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 25 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 29 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Aug. 29 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Sept. 2 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Sept. 12 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Sept. 13 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Sept. 14 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Sept. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to George Smith Sept. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Sept. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 15 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Sept. 16 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Sept. 16 1859

Letter from William Swift to John H. Kinzie Sept. 19 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Sept. 26 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Sept. 28 1859

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Sept. 30 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 1 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 3 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 3 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 3 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to N.S. Benton Oct. 6 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 6 1859

Letter from William Swift to Charles Ray Oct. 6 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 7 1859

Letter from William Swift to Joel Manning Oct. 8 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 8 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 10 1859

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Oct. 10 1859

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Oct. 10 1859

Letter from William Swift to Matheson & Co Oct. 13 1859

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Oct. 13 1859

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Oct. 14 1859

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 14 1859

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Oct. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to Alfred Guthrie Oct. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt Oct. 15 1859

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Oct. 21 1859

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Oct. 21 1859

Letters from John Preston to William Swift Oct. 27 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 27 1859

Letter from William Swift to John H. Kinzie Oct. 28 1859

Letter from William Swift to Charles Ray Oct. 28 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Oct. 29 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Nov. 11 1859

 

box 7 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Dec. 1859-May 1860:

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Dec. 1 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 5 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 6 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Dec. 16 1859

Letter from William Swift to Charles Ray Dec. 23 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 24 1859

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 24 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 26 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 29 1859

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 30 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Dec. 31 1859

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift with enclosed Dec. 2 1859 letter from William Gooding to Henry Grinnell Jan. 2 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Jan. 4 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 4 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Jan. 5 1860

Letters from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 5 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift with enclosed Jan. 1 1860 letter from Halsey to Henry Grinnell, Jan. 2 1860 letter from Enoch Moore to Henry Grinnell, & Jan. 7 1860 resolution Jan. 7 1860

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Jan. 9 1860

Letter from William Swift to George Rhoads Jan. 9 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 10 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 11 1860

Letter from Wellman to William Swift Jan. 11 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Jan. 12 1860

Letter from John Preston to William Swift with enclosed drawing & Jan. 11 1860 letter from Alfred Guthrie to John Preston Jan. 14 1860

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Jan. 23 1860

Letter from William Swift Jan. 26 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 27 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Jan. 27 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 28 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 30 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Jan. 31 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 1 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 6 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 13 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 3 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Mar. 19 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 24 1860

Letter from John Preston to Eli Prescott Mar. 24 1860

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Mar. 26 1860

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Mar. 27 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Mar. 27 1860

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Mar. 31 1860

Letters from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Mar. 31 1860

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Apr. 2 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 2 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 7 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Apr. 10 1860

Resolution Apr. 10 1860

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Apr. 12 1860

Letter from H. Henderson to William Swift Apr. 14 1860

Letters from Eli Prescott to William Swift Apr. 14 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 17 1860

Letter from William Swift to Eli Prescott Apr. 20 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 20 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Apr. 24 1860

Letter from William Swift to Enoch Moore Apr. 26 1860

Letter from Enoch Moore to William Swift May 5 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell May 17 1860

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co May 19 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell May 25 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell May 30 1860

 

box 7 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., June-Dec. 1860 including:

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 1 1860

Letter from William Swift to John Preston June 1 1860

Letter from William Swift to Joel Manning June 5 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 9 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift June 11 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 11 1860

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co June 12 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 12 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 12 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 27 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 28 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 29 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 30 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift June 30 1860

Copy of letter from Charles Ray to Henry Grinnell July 11 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift with enclosed July 16 1860 copy of letter from John H. Kinzie to Henry Grinnell July 16 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 20 1860

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift July 21 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to John H. Kinzie July 26 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 26 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 28 1860

Copy of letter from William Gooding to Henry Grinnell Aug. 3 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 3 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 4 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 4 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 11 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Aug. 11 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 14 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 15 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 20 1860

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Aug. 25 1860

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Aug. 26 1860

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Aug. 26 1860

Letters from H. Norton to William Swift Aug. 27 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Oct. 1 1860

Letter from William Swift to Alfred Guthrie Oct. 4 1860

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Oct. 16 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 17 1860

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Oct. 30 1860

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Nov. 26 1860

Letter from William Gooding to Henry Grinnell Dec. 1 1860

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Dec. 10 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 10 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 14 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 20 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 22 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Dec. 22 1860

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Dec. 24 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 24 1860

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 25 1860

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 25 1860

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 28 1860

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Dec. 29 1860

 

box 7 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-Oct. 1861 including:

Letter from William Swift to William Ogden Jan. 17 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 17 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 26 1861

Letter from William Swift to Alexander Campbell Jan. 28 1861

Letter from William Swift to Alexander Campbell Feb. 9 1861

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Feb. 12 1861

Letter from Henry to John Preston Mar. 1 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 10 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 14 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 22 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 5 1861

Letter from Mar.tin Cassell to William Swift July 13 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 21 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 31 1861

 

box 7 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., Nov. 1861-Dec. 1862 including:

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Nov. 14 1861

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth Nov. 24 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 26 1861

Letter from William Gooding Dec. 2 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 2 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 6 1861

Letter from William Swift to Manshe Dec. 6 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 16 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 23 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 23 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 24 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 26 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 27 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 27 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 28 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 30 1861

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 30 1861

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 1 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 6 1862

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Jan. 7 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 9 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 9 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 17 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 25 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 28 1862

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 28 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 30 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Jan. 31 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 6 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 18 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Feb. 18 1862

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth Feb. 19 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 24 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Feb. 27 1862

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co Mar. 10 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Mar. 11 1862

Letter from William Swift to Isaac N. Arnold Mar. 19 1862

Letter from William Swift to Richard Yates Mar. 24 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Mar. 24 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Mar. 31 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Apr. 30 1862

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co May 19 1862

Letter from William Swift to John Preston May 26 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell June 2 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding June 2 1862

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co June 17 1862

Letter from William Swift to J.S. Caton June 25 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 7 1862

Letter from William Swift to J.S. Caton July 8 1862

Letter from William Swift to John Preston July 8 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell July 8 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 2 1862

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Aug. 15 1862

Letter from William Swift to J.W. McGiniss Aug. 20 1862

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Aug. 28 1862

Extract of letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 1 1862

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Dec. 6 1862

 

box 7 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., Jan.-June 1863 including:

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 3 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 12 1863

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Jan. 12 1863

Letter from Samuel J. Ward to William Swift Jan. 25 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Jan. 26 1863

Letter from William Swift to Samuel Ward Jan. 26 1863

Letter from William Swift to Samuel Ward Jan. 28 1863

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Jan. 30 1863

Letter from William Swift to John Wentworth Feb. 3 1863

Letter from William Swift to S. Bartlett Feb. 4 1863

Letter from Samuel Ward to William Swift Feb. 11 1863

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 12 1863

Letter from William Swift to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Feb. 27 1863

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift Apr. 7 1863

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Apr. 26 1863

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co May 1 1863

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Matheson & Co May 20 1863

 

box 7 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., July 1863-July 1864 including:

Letter from John Preston to William Swift July 6 1863

Letter from William Swift to D.L. Hough July 17 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 10 1863

Letter from William Swift to Committee Oct. 10 1863

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Nov. 17 1863

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Nov. 19 1863

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Dec. 4 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 10 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 16 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 20 1863

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 28 1863

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 15 1864

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Jan. 20 1864

Letter from Edwin Halsey to William Swift Jan. 21 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Feb. 9 1864

Letter from William Swift to Enoch Moore Feb. 9 1864

Letter from William Swift to John Preston Feb. 11 1864

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Feb. 17 1864

Letter from William Swift to Enoch Moore Feb. 20 1864

Letter from Committee at LaSalle to William Gooding Mar. 4 1864

Letter from William Swift to Committee at LaSalle Mar. 12 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 18 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 13 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 16 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding July 8 1864

 

box 8 folder 1: General correspondence, etc., Aug. 1864-July 1865 including:

Letters from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 3 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 22 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 12 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Sept. 19 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Oct. 21 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Oct. 26 1864

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift Nov. 8 1864

Letter from William Swift to Ossian Guthrie Nov. 10 1864

Letter from William Swift to W.A. Gooding Nov. 12 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 14 1864

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift Nov. 17 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Nov. 18 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 2 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 7 1864

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift Dec. 12 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 12 1864

Letter from William Swift to Edwin L. Halsey Dec. 14 1864

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift Dec. 21 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 22 1864

Letter from William Swift to W.A. Gooding Dec. 22 1864

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding Dec. 26 1864

Letter from William Swift to Henry Grinnell Dec. 30 1864

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 31 1864

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift with enclosed statement of annual expenditures including salaries of superintendents, lock keepers & miscellaneous expenses Jan. 2 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 3 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 5 1865

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift with enclosed Jan. 9 1865 letter from Delano Williamson to Isaac N. Arnold Jan. 14 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Jan. 18 1865

Letter from Richard Oglesby to William Swift Jan. 31 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Feb. 4 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Mar. 8 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 15 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Apr. 28 1865

Letter from Enoch Moore to William Swift May 6 1865

Letter from Sheridan Wait to William Swift June 12 1865

Letter from S.W. Tinkham to William Swift June 22 1865

Copies of letters from W. Tiernan to William Gooding June 28, June 30, & July 8 1865 & copy of letter from William Gooding to W. Tiernan June 29 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 7 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 10 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 19 1865

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift July 27 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift July 28 1865

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift July 28 1865

 

box 8 folder 2: General correspondence, etc. Aug. 1865-Dec. 1868 including:

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 10 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 11 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Aug. 14 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift with enclosed blank form of contract Aug. 17 1865

Copy of letter from William Gooding to W.H. Zarley Aug. 22 1865

Letter from Henry Grinnell to William Swift Aug. 25 1865

Letter from S.W. Tinkham to William Swift Aug. 30 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Sept. 5 1865

Extracts from the record of the Board of Public Works of Chicago Oct. 2 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 3 1865

Letter from W.A. Gooding to William Swift with enclosed extract from S.M. Randall Nov. 8 1865

Letter from H.O. Alden to William Swift Nov. 13 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 17 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Nov. 24 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 15 1865

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 16 1865

Records of depth of water on breast wall Apr.-Oct. 1866

Registered $1000 canal bonds signed by Governor Thomas Carlin or Governor Joseph Duncan 1866

Payments made by Henry Grinnell on account of principal of registered Illinois & Michigan Canal Bonds from Dec. 1 1866-Nov. 30 1867

Abstract of vouchers for miscellaneous expenditures made by Henry Grinnell for account of I&M canal trust fund from Dec. 1 1866-Nov. 30 1867

Schedule of Illinois & Michigan Canal bonds outstanding May 21 1868

Abstract of audited accounts 1845-1868 inclusive

Clipping of proclamation issued by Richard Oglesby Oct. 9 1868

Clipping Nov. 30 1868

Tabular statement of receipts & expenditures Illinois & Michigan Canal 1846-1868

 

box 8 folder 3: General correspondence, etc. 1869-1879, and reports 1845--including:

Letter from Enoch Moore to William Swift with enclosed Dec. 1 1869 statement of bonded debt of Illinois Dec. 13 1869

Disbursements account of maintenance & repairs Feb. 1870

Disbursements account of maintenance & repairs Mar. 1870

List of sales of canal land & town lots Nov. 30 1870

List of unsold lands & lots belonging to I&M canal Nov. 30 1870

Statement showing losses on "wild cat" currency, counterfeit bills, & broken banks 1848-1870 inclusive as per vouchers & other evidence on fie in Secretary's office Nov. 30 1870

Letter from Baring Bros. to William Swift May 4 1871

Letter to William Swift May 6 1871

A bill for an act to settle up & close the trust of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal undated

Report of I&M canal July 12 1845

Robert Stuart's secretary's report Nov. 26 1845

William Gooding's chief engineer's report Nov. 27 1845

David Leavitt's treasurer's report Nov. 30 1845

Jacob Fry's report Dec. 8 1845

 

box 8 folder 4: Reports 1846-1848 including:

David Leavitt's reports of interest with the American Exchange Bank Sept. 20 1845-Apr. 15 1846

William Swift's president's report for year ending Nov. 30 1846 Dec. 24 1846

Statement of funds for Dec. 1 1846-Nov. 30 1847

Robert Stuart's secretary's report Nov. 30 1847

David Leavitt's treasurer's report Nov. 30 1847

Statement of funds disbursed by the treasurer from Dec. 1 1846-Nov. 30 1847

Letter from Robert Stuart to William Swift Nov. 30 1847

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1847

Copies of the Board of Trustees's report for year ending Nov. 30 1847 Jan. 31 1848

Charles Oakley's state trustee's report for year ending Nov. 30 1847 Dec. 17 1847

William Gooding's chief engineer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1847 Dec. 10 1847

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ward Nov. 2 1848

Letter from D.L. Hough to William Swift Nov. 23 1848

Copies of the Board of Trustees's report for year ending Nov. 30 1848 Jan. 2 1849

Charles Oakley's state trustee's report for year ending Nov. 30 1848 Dec. 8 1848

William Gooding's secretary's report Nov. 30 1848

Edward Talcott's chief engineer's report Nov. 30 1848

Letter from D.L. Hough to William Swift Dec. 5 1848

John H. Kinzie's report for May 9-Oct. 31 1848 Dec. 7 1848

Letter from D.L. Hough to William Swift Dec. 18 1848

 

box 8 folder 5: Reports 1849-1850 including:

List of lots & lands forfeited for 1848 & 1849

Copies of the Board of Trustees's report for year ending Nov. 30 1849 Jan. 30 1850

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1849 Dec. 1 1849

Eli Prescott's state trustee's report for year ending Nov. 30 1849 Dec. 20 1849

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1849 Dec. 28 1849

Edward Talcott's engineer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1849 Dec. 10 1849

Circular No. 2 to the subscribers to the loan of $1,600.00 for completing I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1849

Payments of principal interest up to Nov. 30 1848 & the interest on certificates paid up to Sept. 20 1848 Feb. 22 1850

Statement of canal lands & lots Jan. 23 1850

Statement of canal lands & lots Mar. 13 1850

Letter from Joel Manning to William Swift Sept. 16 1850

Letter from Eli Prescott to Joseph Wells Dec. 1 1850

Copies of the Board of Trustees's report for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Jan. 8 1851

Circular No. 3 to the subscribers to the loan of $1,600.00 for completing I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Jan. 8 1851

Statement of tolls received upon the Illinois & Michigan canal during the season of 1850 Dec. 11 1850

David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Dec. 16 1850

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Dec. 6 1850

Edward Talcott's superintendent's report for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Dec. 10 1850

Eli Prescott's report for year ending Nov. 30 1850 Dec. 1 1850

Letter from Joseph Wells Dec. 16 1850

 

box 8 folder 6: Reports 1851, lists of registered canal bonds 1841-1859 including:

Copies of Joel Manning's auditor's report Apr. 28 1851

Amount of notes remaining unpaid Nov. 30 1851

Amount of notes remaining unpaid Dec. 1 1851

Letters from Joel Manning to William Swift Dec. 13 1851

Copies of Joel Manning's auditor's report Dec. 13 1851

Statement of canal lands & lots Dec. 1851

Numbers of the registered Illinois & Michigan Canal bonds payable Jan. 1 1859

Statement of registered canal bonds purchased by the state in 1866

List of registered canal bonds purchased by the state in 1867

Statement of registered canal bonds outstanding Nov. 27 1867

List of registered canal bonds outstanding June 14, 1866, dated July 1 1837, reimbursable at the pleasure of the state after 1860 in New York

List of registered 225 pound sterling canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, dated Apr. 15 1839, reimbursable after 1870 in London

List of registered canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, dated July 1 1839, reimbursable at the pleasure of the state after 1860 in New York

List of registered 300 pound sterling canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, dated June 1 1840, reimbursable after 1870 in London

List of registered 100 pound sterling canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, date June 1 1840, reimbursable after 1870 in London

List of outstanding bonds Nov. 27 1867

List of registered canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, dated July 1 1841, reimbursable July 1870 in New York

List of registered canal bonds outstanding June 14 1866, dated July 1 1847, reimbursable after 1860 in New York

Dividend number 13 Jan. 1866

Dividend number 14 Mar. 19 1867

Letter from Enoch Moore to Edwin L. Halsey with enclosed list of registered canal bonds outstanding Jan. 17 1867 (dated July 1 1837, July 1 1839, July 1 1841, July 1 1847), also of sterling bonds of 225 pounds in New York & 225, 300, & 100 pounds in London Jan. 17 1867

 

box 9 folder 1: Reports 1852-1858 (except 1854 & 1855) including:

Report of lands & lots sold & forfeited in 1852

Statement of tolls received on I&M canal from Dec. 1 1851-May 1 1852 May 10 1852

Questions to be submitted to the Trustees undated

Joel Manning's report upon the treasurer's payments on the $1,600.00 canal load including his payments in the Spring & Fall of 1851 May 5 1852

Letter from Joel Manning to William Swift with enclosed list of errors in the sub-vouchers of the general superintendent's monthly accounts of disbursements for year ending Nov. 30 1851 May 22 1852

Statement of canal lands & lots Dec. 1 1852

Joel Manning's report on treasurer's payments on $1,600.00 canal loan: the payments for years 1852 & 1853 May 1 1854

Letter from Joel Manning to William Swift May 6 1854

Twelfth annual report of the Board of Trustees for I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1856 Dec. 20 1856

Thirteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1857 Dec. 1857

Letter from John Preston to William Swift Oct. 7 1857

Copy of David Leavitt's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1857 Dec. 16 1857

Fourteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1858 Dec. 20 1858

Superintendent's report for year ending Nov. 30 1858 Dec. 7 1858

Statement of lands & lots Dec. 1 1858

Treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1858 Dec. 10 1858

Proceedings of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal Oct. 19 & 20 1858

Legal document regarding the case between William Swift & David Leavitt with enclosed Nov. 1858 document Jan. 19 1863

 

box 9 folder 2: Reports 1859-1863 including:

List of entries made upon the dividend books at the end of each payment with enclosed list of payments on the principal payments of interest May 6 1859

Fifteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1859 Dec. 28 1859

Sixteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1860 Dec. 20 1860

Seventeenth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1861 Dec. 24 1861

Joel Manning's report Nov. 30 1861

Henry Grinnell's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1861 Dec. 16 1861

William Gooding's secretary's report for year ending Nov. 30 1861 Dec. 16 1861

Telegram from Samuel .J. Ward Jan. 28 1862

Telegram from S. Bartlett to William Swift Jan. 29 1862

Report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1862 Dec. 20 1862

Report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1863 Dec. 26 1863

 

box 9 folder 3: Reports 1864-1867 including:

Report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1864 Dec. 20 1864

Henry Grinnell's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1864 Dec. 10 1864

Report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1865 Dec. 26 1865

Henry Grinnell's treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1865 Dec. 12 1865

Statement of lands & lots for 1865

Report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1866 Dec. 17 1866

Statement of receipts for 1866

Statement of lands & lots Nov. 30 1866

Twenty-third annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1867 Dec. 28 1867

Statement of receipts for 1867

Statement of receipts & disbursements from Nov. 30 1866-Nov. 30 1867

List of lands remaining unsold & which have been sold & forfeited Nov. 30 1867

Statement of town lots Nov. 30 1867

List of forfeited town lots unsold Nov. 30 1867

List of forfeited lands unsold Nov. 30 1867

Statement of notes Nov. 30 1867

 

box 9 folder 4: Reports 1868-1871 including:

Twenty-fourth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1868 Dec. 21 1868

Notice of tolls established upon I&M canal for 1868

Statement of receipts for 1868

List of town lots unsold Nov. 30 1868

List of lands sold during year ending Nov. 30 1868

List of town lots sold during year ending Nov. 30 1868

List of forfeited town lots unsold Nov. 30 1868

Statement of unsold lands Nov. 30 1868

List of notes Nov. 30 1868

Treasurer's report for year ending Nov. 30 1868 Dec. 10 1868

Twenty-fifth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1869 Dec. 24 1869

Statement of receipts for 1869

List of notes, lands, & lots with interest to date Nov. 30 1869

List of notes, lands, & lots which fall due in 1870 Nov. 30 1869

List of notes due but not paid previous to Nov. 30 1869

Statement of sales of canal lands & lots 1869

Twenty-sixth annual report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1870 Dec. 20 1870

Statement of receipts for 1870

Twenty-seventh report of the Board of Trustees of I&M canal for fractional portion of financial year between Dec. 1 1870 & Aug. 16 1871 Oct. 20 1871

 

box 9 folder 5: Records of proceedings 1845-1848 including:

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 27 -July 24 1845

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Apr. 17-29 1846

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Apr. 29-May 13 1847

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Sept. 27 & 28 1847

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Oct. 25 1847-Nov. 4 1847

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Apr. 21-May 10 1848

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Aug. 23-Oct. 11 1848

 

box 9 folder 6: Records of proceedings 1849-1854, 1866-1871 including:

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 5-16 1849

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 9-20 1850

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 8-21 1851

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 14-27 1852

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 7-20 1853

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from Apr. 29-May 18 1854

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 7-11 1859

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 7-10 1860

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 14 & 15 1861

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 12 & 13 1862

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 18 & 19 1863

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 16 & 17 1864

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 7 & 8 1866

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 11-13 1868

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 2 & 3 1870

Illinois & Michigan Canal record of proceedings of trustees from May 15-17 1871

Index to proceedings of board of trustees of I&M canal from May 27 1845-Dec. 31 1849, Jan. 1 1850-Dec. 31 1860, & Mar. 22 1864-end

Statement of contents of various reports of Board of Trustees & of circulars for years 1845-1862

 

box 10: William Swift's letter book May 12 1845-Mar. 15 1846, including copies of outgoing correspondence:

Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis, Abbot Lawrence, & Thomas Ward, May 12 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis, Abbot Lawrence, & Thomas Ward, May 26 1845

Letter from William Swift to John Davis, May 31 1845

Letter from William Swift to Charles B. Fisk, June 7 1845

Letter published in newspapers & issued to subscribers in Illinois, June 21 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis, Abbot Lawrence, & Thomas Ward, June 22 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Sturgis, Abbot Lawrence, & Thomas Ward, June 27 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford, June 28 1845

Notice to contractors published in newspapers, July 5 1845

Letter from Thomas Ford to William Swift, David Leavitt, & Jacob Fry, July 10 1845

Letters from William Swift to Thomas Ford, July 14 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford, July

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Magniac, July 16 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding, July 19 1845

Letter from William Swift to Baring Bros. & Magniac, Aug. 9 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford, Aug. 16 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Aug. 18 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry & William Gooding, Sept. 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Sept. 20 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry, Oct. 14 1845

Report of committee to draft a plan apportioning duties among members of the board of trustees per board resolution of July 4 1845, July 12 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Oct. 25 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Nov. 3 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Nov. 6 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Nov. 10 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry, Nov. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Nov. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding, Nov. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart, Nov. 13 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Nov. 17 1845

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry, Nov. 17 1845

Letter from William Swift to William Gooding, Dec. 8 1845

Letter from William Swift to George Mowry, Dec. 20 1845

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford incl. report of board of trustees of I&M canal for year ending Nov. 30 1845, Dec. 1 1845

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Jan. 17 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Jan. 20 1846

Letter from William Swift to Jacob Fry, Jan. 22 1846

Letter from William Swift to Magniac, Jan. 26 1846

Letter from William Swift to Justin Butterfield, Mar. 3 1846

Letter from William Swift to Thomas Ford, Mar. 5 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Mar. 12 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Mar. 13 1846

Letter from William Swift to Magniac, Mar. 16 1846

Letter from William Swift to Robert Stuart with schedule of certificates, Mar. 16 1846

Letter from William Swift to David Leavitt, Mar. 18 1846

Letter from George Mowry, Nov. 21 1845

Opinion statement of Justin Butterfield, Nov. 25 1845

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift, Dec. 20 1845

 

on shelfTwo letter books (unboxed and wrapped as separate packages), 1845-1857, 1857-1871.

 

box 11: Separate group of letters and other documents, mostly incoming letters, 1845 to 1857:

box 11 folder 1: General correspondence, 1845-1847, including:

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift, June 15 1845

Letter from Isaac Healy (?) to the Trustees of I&M canal, July 18 1845

Letter from Richard P. Morgan to William Swift, Oct. 21 1845

Letter from Richard P. Morgan to William Swift, Feb. 13 1846

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift, Mar. 14 1846

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift, Apr. 20 1846

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift, May 2 1846

Letter from John Wentworth to William Swift, May 20 1846

List of subscribers to loan of $1,600.00 for completion of Illinois & Michigan Canal, June 18 1846

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift, Dec. 7 1846

Letter from George Meeker to William Swift, Dec. 8 1846

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift, Jan. 21 1847

Letter from George Meeker to William Swift, Jan. 25 1847

Letters from William Ogden to William Swift, Feb. 2 1847

Copy of letter from Norman Judd, Feb. 14 1847

 

box 11 folder 2: General correspondence, etc., 1848, including:

Letter from Silas Wood to William Swift Jan. 26 1848

Letter from William Ogden to William Swift Feb. 1 1848

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Feb. 20 1848

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Mar. 12 1848

Letter from Justin Butterfield to William Swift Apr. 29 1848

Letter from William Reddick, Joel Matteson, & Francis Sherman to William Swift, David Leavitt & Charles Oakley, May 9 1848

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift June 9 1848

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift July 8 1848

Letter from William Reddick to William Swift Aug. 25 1848

Letter from William Gooding to William Swift Dec. 14 1848

Letter from Edward Talcott undated

 

box 11 folder 3: General correspondence, etc., 1849, including:

Letter from William Ogden to William Swift Feb. 1 1849

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Mar. 3 1849

Letter from John H. Kinzie to William Swift Mar. 16 1849

Letter from the Trustees of the Wabash & Erie Canal Nov. 5 1849

Letter from Isaac Hardy (?) Nov. 20 1849

 

box 11 folder 4: General correspondence, etc., 1850-1851, including:

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift June 3 1850

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Nov. 25 1850

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Dec. 18 1850

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Dec. 22 1850

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Dec. 24 1850

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Jan. 15 1851

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Jan. 18 1851

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Jan. 30 1851

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Feb. 12 1851

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Feb. 30 1851

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Mar. 15 1851

Telegram from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift July 5 1851

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift July 24 1851

 

box 11 folder 5: General correspondence, etc., 1852 including:

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Jan. 5 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Feb. 28 1852

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Apr. 10 1852

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift May 11 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift July 13 1852

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Aug. 17 1852

List of canal lots revalued by the Trustees Aug. 1852

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Sept. 4 1852

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift Sept. 4 1852

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift Sept. 24 1852

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Nov. 21 1852

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift Nov. 26 1852

 

box 11 folder 6: General correspondence, etc., 1853-1855, including:

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Jan. 2 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Jan. 15 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Mar. 1 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Mar. 15 1853

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift, July 18 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Aug. 5 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Sept. 20 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Oct. 18 1853

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Oct. 29 1853

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Jan. 9 1854

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Apr. 16 1854

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Sept. 12 1854

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Nov. 13 1854

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift with list of cases at law & in chancery, Nov. 18 1854

Letter from Alfred Guthrie to William Swift, Dec. 12 1854

Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift, Feb. 6 1855

Letters from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Mar. 4 1855

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift, Mar. 20 1855

Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift with Mar. 26, 1855, letter from Joel Matteson to Eli Prescott, Mar. 28 1855

1855 May 23, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1855 June 6, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift with June 6, 1855, letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1855 June 13, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1855 June 17, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1855 Oct. 7, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift

1855 Oct. 19, Letter from Joel Matteson to Eli Prescott

1855 Oct. 25, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift

1855 Dec. 10, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift

 

box 11 folder 7: General correspondence, etc., 1856-1857, including:

1856 Jan. 18, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift

1856 Oct. 27, Letter from Eli Prescott to William Swift

1856 Nov. 11, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1856 Dec. 29, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1857 Feb. 23, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1857 Mar. 11, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

1857 Apr. 3, Letter from Isaac N. Arnold to William Swift

 

box 11 folder 8:

1844-1845, Draft of a report made by John Davis & William Swift

 

Letter books (unboxed), 1845-1857, 1857-1871.

 

2 oversize folders:

Illinois and Michigan Canal stock certificate from the 1830s (stored in MSS Oversize Stock)

Illinois and Michigan Canal certificates (stored in MSS Oversize I&M Canal)

 

a few miscellaneous items (stored in MSS Alpha I&M Canal), including photocopies of 1836 letters and signed scrip

 

package of unused and unsigned scrip (stored in restricted-storage)