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William Williams collection

 Collection — Folder: S1431
Identifier: S1431

Scope and Contents

These four pages, written in ink on blue paper, are notes for a speech about "Mr. Williams, the candidate for Lieutenant Govenor." Although there is no date, the year 1857 is mentioned. The final page gives expenditures by State government in 1835, 1836, and 1837. On page three, the writer stated: "Instead of a loss of two millions, Mr. Williams might just as well have made it ten millions. All this mysticism and false reasoning is put forth to cover up the Whig losses, by fraud campaigning and others. But he is mistaken in the gulliblity of the people. They are as able to make correct calculations as well as he is, and will at once conclude that no credit should be placed in the calculations of a man so completeley destitute of all foundation to stand up[on]."


  • circa 1857


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William Williams was born September 24, 1791 in North Carolina. He married Susannah McClintock in 1812, and had 13 children. They were United Brethren and lived in Clark County, Indiana. He was a Democrat and served in the Indiana House of Representatives in 1831 and 1833. He died on April 7, 1876 in New Albany, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is one document of four pages.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana State Archives on 1961/12/03.


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William Williams collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.