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Alton, Illinois Newspapers - 1845-1849, 1853, 1854, 1858, 1868

Information in brackets are those of the transcriber. There may be typos.

1868

A few hours' sojourn in Jerseyville is sufficient to convince anyone that it is one of the pleasantest young cities in the State, and is on the high road to commercial prosperity. The many new buildings, both for businesses and residence, indicate a rapid increase in wealth and population. The streets are broad and well shaded, and are rendered attractive for pedestrians by wide and substantial sidewalks. Jerseyville has more than the usual proportion of large and successful business firms, which indicate that the city must be the center of an extensive and flourishing country trade. Many of the business houses display very fine assortments of goods, such as one would hardly expect to find outside of a large city. A stranger on alighting from the cars, at the depot, has his attention at once attracted by the large number of flouring mills, several of them of huge proportions, which are located in the city. We noticed as many as six or eight mills, besides grain warehouses. The fact that the place is able to support all these establishments is sufficient proof that Jersey county is worthy of her reputation as a great grain growing section. The private residences of Jerseyville are many of them commodious and elegant, and the churches numerous and well built. In fact the whole aspect of the place is such as would give a stranger a favorable opinion of the wealth, and refinement of its citizens. Alton Weekly Telegraph, July 31, 1868.

1863

Desperation of the Copperheads. We received the following letter from William Palmer, living three miles south from Rockbridge in Jersey county, this morning, in which he says he found the following threatening notice tacked to his gate post: Notice. "A grand rally of the Democrats of this and adjoining Countys Have resolved that the Union Leagues of this Country are responsible for all the unlawful arests of our Citizens and for each arrest or attempt to arrest will have to pay for the same with their lives three fold and for the Destruction of property in every Case the match box will be Consulted and in this there will be no mistake we are for peace. "Many Democrats this October 21, 1863."
The above note reflects the feeling of multitudes of poor deluded creatures in this State, who have been led to believe from reading such papers as the Alton "Democrat," Jerseyville "Union," Carlinville "Spectator," &c., that the Administration was not prosecuting the war for the restoration of the Union, but to liberate the slaves, and to establish a more intolerable despotism over the free people of the North, than that of Austria, [unreadable words] to supply the deadly bullet to the persons, and the match to the property, of their peaceable and quiet neighbors. It would be well, however, for these poor creatures to understand, that the laws in Illinois can still be enforced, and that unless they wish to stretch hemp or find lodgings in the Penitentiary they had better behave themselves. Alton Telegraph, October 30, 1863.

1858

April, 1, 1858. On Friday last, Miss Mary Van Horn, daughter of Jos. Van Horn of Jerseyville, in company with a brother, was on her way from home to visit her friends at Chesterfield. The rode in a covered, two horse buggy. The recent heavy rains had swollen the streams to an unusual height and some of them were dangerous, if not impassible to ford. On reaching Laper's Ford on Macoupin Creek, between Summerville and Chesterfield, they found the water very high, but tried to cross. No familiar with the ford, the horses were allowed to enter the stream too low down where there was a deep and dangerous hole. The horses were beyond their depth, and despite their struggles and attempts to swim, were borne away by the strong and swift current. The carriage was dragged after them and submerged in the water, nearly twenty feet deep at that place. All were quickly borne down the stream by the rushing tide. The young man, Mr. Van Horne, soon rose to the surface, and as he was being carried down the stream, succeeded in catching hold of some willow branches that grew on the bank, by this means sustaining himself until his call brought relief. He was rescued without sustaining material injury. But Miss Van Horne sank and did not rise. The waters closed over her, leaving no trace behind. Her body could not be found. On Sunday and succeeding days the creek was dragged; a cannon was brought up from Jerseyville and fired over the water, but without success. Miss Van Horne was age 17. The horses were both drowned. The carriage, and everything in it, was found. The body of Miss Van Horn was discovered on Thursday afternoon, about three quarters of a mile below the ford where she was drowned, in only two or three feet of water.

A weekly mail is to be established between Fidelity, Jersey county, and Hardin, Calhoun county, via Fieldon and Jerseyville. Proposals for conveying the mails between these points have been issued by the Government and bids have been put in for the contract, and the divisions will be make by April 24th. Route: Leaves Fidelity on Thursday, 8 A.M., arrives Hardin by 6 P.M., leaves Hardin Friday at 8 A.M., arrives Fidelity at 6 P.M. Alton Weekly Courier, May 6, 1858.

The early June variety of apples are quite plentiful in the Jerseyville market. Mr. Samuel Sunderland reports his apple orchard as being as fine as ever, and this may be said of the county generally. Alton Weekly Courier, July 29, 1858.

Daily Alton Telegraph - 1854

January, 26, 1854. From Jerseyville Prairie State. Death of Joseph Crabb, age 59. His death took place in Clackmas County, Oregon, November 8, 1853, probably from the long journey he had just completed. He was for many years a resident of Jersey county, had been a county Commissioner, held the office of Justice of the Peace. About a year ago he decided to move to Oregon. He sold his farm, situated about 13 miles from this city, on the road to Jerseyville, and started with a large portion of his family to Oregon, early in the spring.

August 15, 1854. Died. Sunderland - On 17th ult., at his residence, in Plainview, Macoupin county, Illinois. Mr. Theodore Sunderland, in the 35th year of his age. [Note: probably July 17th]

December 28, 1854. Married

Mullikin - Semple. At Elsah, Jersey county, Dec. 25, 1854, by Rev. Dr. McMasters, Capt. Napoleon Mulli_n, of St. Louis, and Miss Ada, daughter of Hon. James Semple.

Chesnut(?)-Corbett. In Jerseyville, Dec. 19, by the Rev. Grosvenor, John A. Chesnut(?), Esq., of Carlinville, and Miss Catharine M. Corbett, of Jerseyville.

Norris-Hansel. Dec. 13(?), by Rev. D. P. French, Mr. Johnson Norris and Miss Sarah Hansel, all of Jersey county.

Scroll to end of page for article on Perley Silloway, Sheriff of Jersey County, 1844.

1853

A very serious affray occurred at Jerseyville last Saturday evening. Capt. Peter Goff, hotel keeper, was in a grocery during the afternoon and had a dispute with a man named Dye, about a debt of $1 alledged to be due Goff for buggy hire. The man denied the debt and he was knocked down and roughly handled by Goff. He swore out a State's warrant against the latter, and Mr. Cheney, a constable, was ordered by the Justice of the Peace to make arrest. The constable found that Capt. Goff was in a very excitable state, and could not be arrested without force and trouble. He so reported, and was peremptorily ordered to arrest the offender. He summonded a posse and proceeded to Capt. Goff's hotel, which he found closed and barricaded or fastened. Mrs. Goff opened a window in the second story, and requested that the matter be postponed until morning, as Mr. Goff was very much excited, and swore he would not be taken alive.
      The house was by this time surrounded by a crowd of citizens, very much excited, the door was forced, and a party rushed in, when a gun or pistol was fired twice, the shot taking effect in the stomach of a man by the name of William Hutchinson, and also severely raking the face of a man named Wilkins. Hutchinson was immediately taken away and physicians called. He was terribly cut up by the shot, his intestines protrucing from the wounds, and it was given out that he could not live. The crowd by this time became more enraged, and were shouting and swearing bengence. The doors would again have been forced, were it not for fear of more shooting, and because of solicitations from Mrs. Goff and other citizens to defer matters until morning.
      Three fires were kindled in the streets and in the rear of the premises by the crowd, and who, loaded with guns, kept watch during Saturday night, determined that Capt. Goff should not escape. This was the situation of affairs when the stage left at 12 o'clock midnight. A gentleman down from Jerseyville yesterday states that the arrest was made peaceably on Sunday and a hearing had, the issue of which was the the offender was bound over to appear in the sum of $2,000.
      Yesterday morning the wounded man, Mr. Hutchinson, was still alive, and his symptoms more encouraging, and hopes are for his recovery. Since the above was written we learn that Mr. Hutchinson is getting better; although the wound is a severe one, his physician states that it is not so dangerous as was at first supposed. Alton Weekly Courier, December 9, 1853.

1848

February, 25, 1848. Divorce, Jersey county. Amanda Malvina Fitzallen Jones filed for divorce from John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones was a non resident of Illinois. [Note: John Jones married Amanda M. F. Carroll, June 19, 1845 in Jersey County.]

June, 9, 1848. Divorce, Jersey county. Ann S. Adams filed for divorce from Gilbert Adams. Gilbert Adams a non-resident of Illinois. [Note: possibly Ann S./Annis Updike married Gilbert Adams, November 2, 1843. Possibly Ann S./Annis Adams married Henry Weston, September 30, 1849.]

1845

Jersey House, Jerseyville. Having taken the above well known and long-established stand, formerly occupied by J. Frost, Esq., inform the public that he is prepared to enterain Travelers and all other. A buggy and horses will always be kept on hand for the accommodation and convenience of customers. A.(?) M.(?) Blackburn. Alton Telegraph And Democratic Review, April 12, 1845.


Alton Telegraph & Democratic Review 1845-1849
Letters left at Post Office

Lists of letters left at the Jerseyville Post Office, Silloway must have been the Postmaster at the time. Some of the names were very difficult to transcribe, the sender's writing may have been difficult to read, and/or the newspaper may have had typographical errors. Note that there are females listed.

October 11, 1845. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, September 30, 1845. P. Silloway, P. M.

Brokamp, Ferd'nd
Bridges, John
Brown, Mary
Binghurst, Dr. (?) Jas.
Belt, H. N.
Berrian, Miss M'y [Mary?]
Clayton, Albert M.
Corson, John
Cavarly, A. W.
Chase, Wm. H.
Clayton, John W.
Copley, Wm.
Davis, Harry
Dixon, John
Everett, Highland
Flannegan, Jas.
Fairchild, T. S.
Gillespie, Jos.
Guernsey, Eliz. M.
Gillham, Saml
Gregory, Chas. R.
Gates, H. B.
Holden, Edw'd M.
Hays, Ashel
Hollenback, R. S.
Hupp, Philip
Johnston, J. D.
Kullens, Wm.
Lofton, John
Lofton, Saml
Leonard, Cor. H.
Luces, N. B.
Lofton, Wesley
Manning, Isaac
Nevins, David
Phippin, Richard
Pope, Samuel
Price, Mary
Price, Joseph
Rogers, Wm. H.
Rogers, Henry
Ryon, Mary
Stout, John P.
Smith, George W.
Swain, James
Stuart, Madison
Sawtell, J. L.
Simaker, Jacob
Taylor, Chas. S.
Terrel, John L.
Wade, Ural N.
Williamson, S. W.

April 4, 1846, List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Jerseyville, Illinois, March 31, 1846. P. Silloway, P. M.

Armour, Elizabeth
Bigers, Mary
Burke, Geo W.
Burnes, William
Bishop, Stephen
Batkin, John
Casey, Edwin A.
Claton, John
Campbell, A. M.
Cooper, Levin
Cobbel, David
Cullum, Thomas B.
Colwell, James
Cormack, A.
Coleman, And'w J.
Daimond, John
Duningham, J.
Dye, Cornelius
Daley, E. M.
Dickerson, Henry
Day, Ira E.
Eaton, James
Eaton, John
Gardener, Nancy
Gillham, Allen
House, R.(?)
Hindman, J. L.
Ham, Ephraim
Hutchinson, W. F.
Hutchinson, Dr.
Hill, James
Hill, Josiah
Ivers, Susan E.
Irwin, Enoch
Jameson, John
Jacobs, Joseph
Kirkwood, Joseph
Moore, A. D.
Moran, Peter
Miner, A. G.
Massey, B. F.
McKinney, Jacob
Masterson, Jacks'n
Mulkin, James
McLusky, R. A.
Mulkin, Josiah
Nicols, James
Rogers, William
Randolph, L.
Robbins, Mary
Rivly, William
Rowden, Abram
Reed, William
Ridgway, Mary
Reddish, Benj'n
Rogers, Henry
Salmons, John
Start, James
Spaldings, Enoch
Steel, William
Sage, Charles T.
Tyler, Ammi C.
Terrel, J. L.
Venerable, C. C.
Vickery, George
Watson, S.
Wright, Silas W.
Whitlock, John
West, Ira

July 11, 1846. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, July 1, 1846. P. Silloway, P. M.

Alford, Mary
Brokaw, Caroline
Boyle, Jos.
Blaney, Patrick
Barr, Jas.
Carter, Ephraim
Clark, Edmond
Conn, John
Dodson, Thos.
Dobb, Joshua [sic Dabbs]
Darneille, John
Diamond, H (?)
Everts, L. A.
Eddy, L.
Fautkenberry, H. P.
Farnsworth, Robt.
Falkner, S.
Faller, M.
Gunning, F. J.
Green, Albert
Hamilton, Wm.
Holliester, R.
Hughs, Elias
Hodges, E.
Howser (?), Abram
Hans, H.
Hays, Ashel
Jacobs, Jos.
Jackson, C. S.
Kellman, David
Linker, Paul
Lucas, N. B.
Lee, Vincent
Mannings, J. A.
Masterson, J. F.
McClusky, Robt.
Moore, R. K.
Minarad, Nelson (?)
McClure, L.
Missner, A.
Norris, Sarah
Peets, G. G.
Poortwood (?), J. H.
Roady, Peter
Roberts, David
Roberts, R.
Rickey, James
Rand, James
Sunderland, James
Sargent, John
Stewart, Amos
Stoner, Jacob
Sinclair, Isaac
Terrell, J. L.
Tindall, Mary L.
Tapscott, P.
Utt, Adam
Venerable, C.
Vaughn, Joseph
Vincent, P.
Worthey, A.
Wayne, Wm.
Wade, Mary M.
West, J. C. B.

July 18, 1846. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, July 1, 1846. P. Silloway, P. M.

Alford, Mary
Brokaw, Caroline
Boyle, Jos.
Blaney, Patrick
Barr, Jas.
Carter, Ephraim
Clark, Edmond
Conn, John
Dodson, Thos.
Dobb, Joshua [Dabbs]
Darneille, John
Diamond, H.
Everts, L. A.
Eddy, L.
Fautkenberry, H. P.
Farnsworth, Robt.
Falkner, S. (?)
Faller, M.
Gunning, E. J.
Green, Albert
Hamilton, Wm.
Holli??ter, R. (Holliester?)
Hughs, Elias
Hodges, E.
Howser, Abram
Hans, H.
Hays, Ashel
Jacobs, Jos.
Jackson, C. S.
Kellman, David
Linker, Paul
Lucas, N. B.
Lee, Vincent
Mannings, J. A.
Masterson, J. F.
McClusky, Robt.
Moore, R. K.
Minard, Nelso?
McClure, L.
Missner, A.
Norris, Sarah
Peets, G. G.
Poortwood, J. H.
Roady, Peter
Roberts, David
Roberts, R.
Rickey, James
Rand, James
Sunderland, James
Sargent, John
Stewart, Amost
Stoner, Jacob
Sinclair, Isaac
Terrell, J. L.
Tindall, Mary L.
Tapscott, P.
Utt, Adam
Venerable, C.
Vaughn, Joseph
Vincent, P.
Worthey, A.
Wayne, Wm.
Wade, Mary N. (?)
West, J. C.

October 16, 1846. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, September 30, 1846. P. Silloway, P. M.

Alf?rd, Mrs. Mary
Abbott, Scott Y.
Allcorn, John P.
Bates, Silas
Bethel, L. W.
Bethel, Bluford
Broughton, Mason
Braidegan, M.
Caven, John
Caven, Cyrus
Cromden, Thos.
Carroll, H. R.
Cammack, S. P.
Davis, W. B.
Dorsey, John
Darcy, E. A.
Ellison, John
Fuller, G. W.
Fuller, S.
Fink, John
Frazier, Thos. A.
Gerrish, Mrs. E. F.
Glasford, James
Grimes, Henry
Hull, John M.
Higgins, J.
Hollman, Elias
Hay, C. D.
Johnson, Lucinda
Keith, Mrs. Sarah
Lo?on, Wesley
Massey, Miss Jan.
Maltimore, John
McGreath, Patrick
Palmer, Wm.
Roady, Peter
Rhoads, Henry
Rowdon, James
Stout, Peter
Sullivan, John
Smith, John R.
Smout
Scott, Joseph
Throp, Samuel
Tyler, Joseph P.
Utt, Lieut. John H.
Utt, Jacob
Vigus, Charles T.
White, A. A.
Wishon, Isaac

January 22, 1847. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, December 31, 1846. P. Silloway, P. M.

Atkins, William
Allen, A. L.
Barcalow, M.
Bacon, J. M.
B??den, Margaret
Bethel, L?nson, W.
Black, Col.
Barr, James
Cook, M.
Crabb (?), Wm. F.
Cooper, Levin
Coonrod, Enos
Cavin, Cyrus
Corey, William
Christopherson, J.
Dougharty, J. M. (Daugharty?)
Davis, Joseph
Dodson, Thomas
Dimond, John
Dunig?n, Miss J.
Dodson, William
Dudley, Perry
Everets, Lemuel
Foster, Charles D.
Fowler, Hety (?)
Farley, Dr. F.
Fletcher, Noah
Gilmore, George
Green, Benj. L.
Howes (?), Joseph H.
Hackley, L. E.
Hamilton, Dr. J. O.
H?ll, John M.
Johnson, Nathan
Lane, Joseph
Lad?ey, George W.
Mathers, John
Minard, Nelson
Moore, Richard
Markely, John
Mitchell, Hannah
M??ck, Leanora
More, Helen
Manning, Isaac
Newman, Mrs. T.
Prickett, Mrs. M.
Pri??ett, Jacob H.
Pease, E. M.
Phillips, Samuel
Pani?k, Henry
Polaski, John
?asner, George
Richey, Stephen
Roady, Peter
Ritchey, John H.
Ra???on, Samuel
R?demore, F.
Smith, Samuel
Shephard, L. J.
Sheldon, Samuel
Sherman, David H.
Smith, Herod
Stillwell, James
Sweney, Andrew
Shrowder, J. B.
Thompson, Joshua
Tr?b?e, Aaron
Van D?yn, J. R.
Van D?yn, T. F.
Vatt??, Joseph
White, Hannah
West, W.
Woods, Mr.

May 14, 1847. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, April 1, 1847. P. Silloway, P. M.

Allyn, W. W.
Alexander, Mr.
Anderson, John L.
Ball, Wm.
Burley, James
Berer (?), Susan
Berry, Mary Ann
Bishop, Stephen
Bartlett, Haywood
Calliss, R. W.
Crain, John
Crim, John
Cockrell, Moses
Claredge, Lydia A.
Curry, Henrietta
Caven, John
Clifford, John
Dabbs, Joshua
Dunham, Benj.
Dodson, Wm.
Demett, John
Estell, Thomas
Fulks, John
Green, Elizabeth
Garrett, Henry
May, Mrs. C. R.
Havens, Isaac
Hodges, Edmond
Lafever, Mary E.
McVey, James
Medford, Edw'd
McKinly, Geo.
Marshall, Sand.
Mason, Paris
Morgan, Ann
Martin, Hannah
Pegues (?), Eno.
P???, Ann
Pieson (?), John
Piggott, N.
Pickett, Mary
Roady, Peter
Shaw, Sandford
Seago, Thos.
Summers, Richard
Stillwell, Jere (?)
Spangle, W. or A.
Sanders, Benjam
Taller (?), Maximill'n
Williams, John
White, Hiram
Wedding, Thos.
Weeks, Henry
Wade, Margaret

April 23, 1847. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, April 1, 1847. P. Silloway, P. M.

Allyn, W. W.
Alexander, Mr.
Anderson, John L.
Ball, Wm.
Burley, James
Berer (?), Susan
Berry, Mary Ann
Bishop, Stephen
Bartlett, Haywood
Ca??is?, R. W.
Crain, John
Crim, John
Cockrell, Moses
Claredge, Lydia A.
Curry, Henrietta
Caven, John
Clifford, John
Dabbs, Joshua
Dunham, Benj.
Demott, John
E?tell, Thomas
Fulks, John
Green, Elizabeth
Garrett, Henry
May, Mrs. C. E. (?)
Havens, Isaac
Hodges, Edmond
Lafever, Mary E.
McVey, James
Medford, Edw'd
McKinley, Geo.
Marshall, Sand.
Mason, Paris
Morgan, Ann
Martin, Hannah
Pegues, Eno.
Power, Ann
Pieson, John
Piggott, N. I.
Pickett, Mary
Roady, Peter
Shaw, Sandford
Seago, Thos.
Summers, Richard
Stillwell, Jere
Spangle, W. or A.
Sanders, Benj.
Taller, Maximill'n
Williams, John
White, Hiram
Wedding, Thos.
Weeks, Henry
Wade, Margaret

October 22, 1847. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, September 30, 1847. P. Silloway, P. M.

Allison, Jos.
A?n?piger, John
B?rkelow, Tobias
Bu??ngion, J. Dr.
Brittain, John
Bowker, Caroline
Bishop, Frederick
Cane, Ede
Coon, Eliza
Crain, Silas
Carbeth, Abicinda
Casey, Mary F.
Cox, Canizadd
Celton, Sam'l (Colton?)
Davis, Luther
Dackson, Thomas
Day, Cornelius
Eastwood, Moses
Gailworth, John
Glinn, Thomas
Goodman, David
Hooping, Brooks
Hollenbeck, Br'ks
Harris, Simpson
Hodges, E. M.
Johnson, Mr.
Knee, Geo.
Krewson, Miles
Lansbetter, Aug.
Lufton, John W.
Moore, Geo.
McGuire, James
Medden, Thos.
Morgan, Geo. N.
Massay, Thos.
Pinker, Paul S.
Parker, Jos.
Parker, Mr.
Piggott, David
Post, Adellia
Rile, Wm.
Rea, Wm.
Roberts, Thos.
Riche, Stephen
Sharksley, Lynch
Sanders, Jesse
Snodgrass, Ashb.
Springate, Wm. D.
Thomson, Alex
Thomson, Joshua
Williams, Wm.
Wuest, Sneideri'k
Wilcott, Silas

April 14, 1848. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, March 31, 1848. P. Silloway, P. M.

Anderson, Maria
Anderson, John
Anderson, J. W.
Bell, Robert
Burley, Daniel
Bealy, Nancy
Burchel, Porter
Ball, John
Biggers, John
Bramlet, Wm.
Butler, W. or S.
Brown, Wm.
Brown, Robert
Crego, Geo.
Creamer, Henry
Christian, Mr.
Deason (?), Isaac
Demott, John
Down, Absalom
Darnell, Sarah
Falkner, Jos.
Felter, Wm.
Force, Ebenezer
Force, P.
Healb (?), R. C.
Harris, Westly
Haines, Abel E.
Glassford, James
Gillmore, Jno. W.
Gillham, Marcus
Grimes, John
Gilliken, Mrs.
Heaton, Benj.
Hanes, Henry
Hargrave, Hezek'h
Jerome (?), Wm.
Littlem??, Geo.
Lathrop, E. M.
Moore, Ira
McLain, Danl
Mills, Kathar.
Mortimore, John
Meadow, Mark W.
Plowman, Jona (?)
Piggott, I. N.
Piper, Wm.
Preston, Mahlen
Poller, Jonathan
Piggott, Joseph
Popps, Elizab. M.
Perrine, Thos.
Roady, Peter
Rogers, Wm.
Smith, Wm. R.
Schweda, Jos. B. (?)
Stewart, Amos
Sergeant, John
Snell, Asa
Twitchel, Elans'n (?)
Terry, Jacob
Talger, Fritz
Todd, Andrew
Utt, John
Utt, Peter
Wright, Silas W.
Wedding, T. or B.
Weaver, Geo. W.
Wallace, Enoch
Woodman, Wm.

April 21, 1848. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, March 31, 1848. P. Silloway, P. M.

Anderson, Maria
Anderson, John
Bell, Robert
Burley, Daniel
Bealy, Nancy
Burched, Porter
Ball, John
Biggers, John
Bram?et, Wm.
Butler, W. or S.
Brown, Wm.
Brown, Robert
C??g?, Geo.
Creamer, Herny
Christian, Mr.
D?aron, Isaac
Demott, John
Down, Absalom
Da?n?il, Sarah
Falkner, Jos.
Felter, Wm.
Force, Ebenezer
Force, P.
Heath, R. C.
Harris, Westly
Haines, Abel E.
Glassford, James
Gillmore, Jno. W.
Gillham, Marcus
Grimes, John
Gilliken, Mrs.
Gottra, Dr. (?)
Heaton, Benj.
Hanes, Henry
Hargrave, Hezek'h
Jerome, Wm.
Litllemire (?), Geo.
Lathrop, E. M.
Moore, Ira
McLain, Danl
Mills, Kathar.
Mortimore, John
Meadow, Mark W.
Plowman, Jona.
Piggott, I. N.
Piper, Wm.
Preston, Mahlen
Poller, Jonathan (Potter?)
Piggott, Joseph
Popps, Elizab. M.
Perrine, Thos.
Roady, Peter
Rogers, Wm.
Smith, Wm. R.
S?hweda, Jos.
Stewart, Amos
Sergeant, John
Snell, Asa
Twetchel, Elans'n
Terry, Jacob
Talger, Fritz
Todd, Andrew
Utts, John
Utt, Peter
Wright, Silas W.
Wedding, T. or B.
Weaver, Geo. W.
Wallace, Enoch
Woodman, Wm.

January 12, 1849. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, December 31, 1848. P. Silloway, P. M.

Alexander, M. D.
Ames, James
Benzeman, W. C.
Bruden, Mary Ann
Bame, Sarah
Briggs, Assa
Briggs, John
Brown, Oliver
Cooper, Jane Mrs.
Cook, Wm. H.
Cornelius, J. (?) Miss
Crabb, Joseph
Cubboard, Job
Carr, John
Chattin, James
Davis, Wm
Egleston, Moses
Fuller, Jane
Forrel, Thos.
Estel (?), Thos.
Griffiths, Margaret
Hale, Ann Miss
Kirkland, Isaac
Karr, Jas.
Lyon, H. M.
Lax, Wm.
Miller, David H.
McDaniel, Chas.
McHenry, Martin
Melson, James
Marston, Elizabeth
Martin, Louisa
Parker, Edward
Parker, Miss
Parks, Benj'n
Randolph, Lewis
Rogers, Wm.
Streble, John
Swanson, Wm.
Stillwell, Jeremiah
Trogden, J. B.

April 6, 1849. List of Letters remaining in the post office at Jerseyville, Illinois, March 31, 1849. P. Silloway, P. M.

Anderson, John L.
Andrews, Jas.
Bur, Zachary
Baugh, David
Booker, Mr.
Borer, Eleanor
Buchels, John
Cook, Wm
Campbell, J. A.
Cumern (?), Wm C.
Darrah, John
Dolman, Cyrus
Davis, Folne
Dodson, E. Dr.
Estill, Thos
Eaton, David
Eastham, John L.
Farrow, French
Goddgian, Sarah E.
Gambell, J. H.
Griswold, Lafayet
Gaskill, C. F.
Heaton, Benj'n
Holman, John R.
Harris, John L.
Jackson, Cyrus
Kavaugh, Geo.
Karr, Joseph
Lawary, Daniel
Macy, Thos.
Mortimore, John
Moore, Mitty
McDaniel, Gregg
Nerhels, Jas. M.
Piggott, Jas. A.
Pope, Samuel
Role, G. A.
Ritche, Isaac
Randle, Lewis
Smith, Herod
Shepherd, Levi
Tavastry, Dav O.
Trescott, Thos
Vanholder, J. S.
Walker, Saml
Wykoff, Wm.
Young, J. H.


Alton Telegraph, September 28, 1844.

Locofoco Misrule

The ninth section of the Act concerning Sheriffs and Coroners, approved Feb. 12, 1827, provedes. "If any person shall hereafter be elected Sheriff of any county in this State, who has been Sheriff of any county of the late Territory of Illinois, or of this State, and who shall, at the time of his election, be in arrear to the State or county for taxes, or other public money, such person shall not be commissioned; and when any such former Sheriff shall be elected, and shall not, within thirty days after his election, produce to the Governor a quietus from the proper officer of the county, and from the Auditor of Public Accounts, for all moneys or revenue with which he shall be at the time chargeable, or a certificate of his having tendered the amounty, the Governor shall order a new election, as in case of neglect to qualify, or refusal to serve."

At the recent election in Jersey county, Perley SILLOWAY, the former Sheriff, was re-elected. At the time of his election he was chargeable, within the purview of the statute, and thirty days elapsed; no quietus, no certificate, had been produced; and by the plain, positive terms of the law, his commission was forfeit. Nevertheless, the Honorable Thomas Ford, Governor of the State of Illinois, has thought it consistent with his oath of office and his duty, to commission the said Silloway. A Democrat had been elected by a handsome majority in a Whig county, and it was by no means proper to risk a new election. No! it was better that all law should be violated, all oaths set at naught, a whole community insulted, and all its confidence in government shaken, than that a petty political conquest should be endangered.

But, says the express of Mr. Silloway, sent to procure the last commission, "The construction of the law at Springfield -- which is, that this act provided to prevent the commissioning of defaulters -- is observed, if the quietus is furnished within a reasonable time." In other words, "thirty days" means any indefinite period that a Governor may will for party purposes. When an act seems to exclude _?_ Executive discretion, the _?_ sees it distinct as the sun at noonday. Yet, all this will not do, ex_?_ at the expense of Gov. Ford's constancy; for only a few days previous to the granting of this commission, he had, in the case of Mr. Jackson (_?_ from Greene) declared most positively that he had no discretion. The case of Mr.Silloway, then, adds but another item to the long catalogue of offenses chargeable against the [remainder unreadable]

Should it be said that if the people feel aggrieved, the write of _?_ is at hand to set aside the commission, and remedy the fraud -- it is unfortunate that all its powers can be avoided by another corrupt move. A Sheriff has thirty days in which to qualify after notice of the issuing of his commission. Meanwhile, a re-elected Sheriff acts under his old commission. If Mr. Silloway does this, the matter is carried past the Fall term of the Jersey Circuit Court, which has no other term till April. During the ensuing winter the Legislature sits. It consists of Locofoco. Nothing is easier than to procure an act, entitle, "An Act to secure the election of Perley Silloway, Sheriff of Jersey county, and for other purposes." -- Thus can any thing within the whole range of insult and chicanery be played upon the minority of this State, and every remedy be crippled. Besides, the present case is the more aggravated and unwarrantable, as there has been no settlement of accounts between the county of Jersey and Mr. Silloway, by which it could be ascertained whether he is a defaulter, or not. It is probably that he is not. But how knows the Governor of this? Is the word of an irresponsible express to be its sufficient voucher? Q. Z., Jerseyville, Sept. 16, 1844.

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