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The Jefferson-Lemen Compact The Relations of Thomas Jefferson and James Lemen in the Exclusion of Slavery from Illinois and Northern Territory with Related Documents 1781-1818   By: (1864-)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained. Missing page numbers correspond to blank pages. Page numbers are in format {p.xx}.]

The Jefferson Lemen Compact

The Relations of Thomas Jefferson and James Lemen in the Exclusion of Slavery from Illinois and the Northwest Territory with Related Documents 1781 1818

A Paper read before the Chicago Historical Society February 16, 1915

By Willard C. MacNaul

[Illustration: Arms]

The University of Chicago Press 1915

Copyright by CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1915

CONTENTS {p.03}

INTRODUCTION

1. Sketch of James Lemen.................................. 7

2. Lemen's Relations with Jefferson in Virginia........... 9

3. Lemen's Anti Slavery Mission in Illinois Slavery in Illinois until 1787...................... 11 Prohibition of Slavery by Ordinance of 1787......... 11 The Slavery Conflict under Gov. St. Clair (1787 1800)....................................... 12 The Slavery Conflict under Gov. Harrison (1801 1809)....................................... 13 Slavery Question in the Movement for Division of Indiana Territory in 1808 9.................... 16 James Lemen's Anti Slavery Influence in the Baptist Churches until 1809....................... 16 Slavery under Gov. Ninian Edwards (1809 1818)....... 19 Slavery in the Campaign for Statehood in 1818....... 19

4. Available Materials Relating to the Subject........... 23

5. Account of the "Lemen Family Notes"................... 24

DOCUMENTS

I. Diary of James Lemen, Sr.............................. 26

II. History of the Relations of James Lemen and Thos. Jefferson, by J. M. Peck.................. 32

III. How Illinois Got Chicago, by Jos. B. Lemen............ 37

IV. Address to the Friends of Freedom..................... 38

V. Recollections of a Centennarian, by Dr. W. F. Boyakin................................... 39

VI. In Memory of Rev. Jas. Lemen, Sr...................... 41

VII. Statement by Editor of Belleville Advocate .......... 41

VIII. Letter of Rev. J. M. Peck on the Old Lemen Family Notes........................................ 42

PIONEER LETTERS {p.04}

IX. Letter of Senator Douglas to Rev. Jas. Lemen, Sr...... 46

X. Announcement by J. B. Lemen........................... 48

XL. Letter of Gov. Ninian Edwards to Jas. Lemen, Jr....... 49

XII. Letter of A. W. Snyder to Jas. Lemen, Sr.............. 49

XIII. Letter of Abraham Lincoln to Jas. Lemen, Jr........... 50

XIV. The Lemen Monument Lemen's War Record................ 51

XV. Sketch of Rev. James Lemen, Sr., by J. M. Peck........ 52

XVI. Old Lemen Family Notes, Statement by Jos. B. Lemen.... 56

References............................................ 59

NOTE {p.05}

The materials here presented were collected in connection with the preparation of a history of the first generation of Illinois Baptists. The narrative introduction is printed substantially as delivered at a special meeting of the Chicago Historical Society, and, with the collection of documents, is published in response to inquiries concerning the so called "Lemen Family Notes," and in compliance with the request for a contribution to the publications of this Society. It is hoped that the publication may serve to elicit further information concerning the alleged "Notes," the existence of which has become a subject of more or less interest to historians... Continue reading book >>




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