• Creator
  • Ford, Thomas, 1800-1850 (Illinois Governor 1842-1846)
  • Description
  • A letter from Thomas Ford, eighth Governor of Illinois (1842-1846), to the Governor of the state of Mississippi, dated December 15, 1842, transmitting a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of Illinois urging that the various states petition Congress to remit the fine for contempt of court imposed on Gen. Andrew Jackson. Thomas Ford was the eighth Governor of Illinois. Although originally from Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he ... more
    A letter from Thomas Ford, eighth Governor of Illinois (1842-1846), to the Governor of the state of Mississippi, dated December 15, 1842, transmitting a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of Illinois urging that the various states petition Congress to remit the fine for contempt of court imposed on Gen. Andrew Jackson. Thomas Ford was the eighth Governor of Illinois. Although originally from Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Ogle County, Illinois. By 1837, he was a state court judge, then became justice of the Illinois state supreme court from 1841-1842, and finally Governor of Illinois from 1842-1846. He died in Peoria, Illinois in 1850 and is interred at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria. Ford County, Illinois is named after him. Government in Illinois. 14 Political systems; 16 History. less
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  • Stateillinois