CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 3 Item: 7

180803
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, January 28, 1838, Prince Achille Murat, Aide de Camp (location illegible), to Governor Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, 4 pp., regarding military operations of two companies of troops against the Indians: ''I hope by tomorrow morning to have 100 men into the field, to wit: Capt. Newsom volunteer company - 50; Capt. _____ drafted company - 50. there is a camp established at the head of the Wascilla and tomorrow or day after I shall establish another at the natural bridge of the Auscilla. . . The reports I have from the scouts show that there are no Indians at present between the Auscilla and St. Marks river. . . I have . . . about 100 negroes of the neighborhood wanting to make blockhouses and stove houses at the head of the Wascilla. . . Arms are wanting for about 50 men. The powder sent is complained of as being very inferior. A few tents, cooking utensils . . . are wanted for the two companies. . .''
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180804
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, June 1838, Richard K. Call, to the Committee at St. Joseph, 1 p., acknowledging receipt of an invitation to a public dinner and declining, citing the need to return to the capital after an absence of several days.
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 3 Item: 11

180805
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, 1840, Rev. Fitch W. Taylor, U.S. Hotel, to Richard K. Call, 2 pp., complimenting him on an address given the previous evening and presenting him with a set of volumes ''of my story while abroad.''
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 3 Item: 13

180806
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 28, 1840, George A. Halsey, New York, to Richard K. Call, ''Present,'' 1 p., inviting him to ''meet with and address . . . whig young men of this City and whigs in general at the Central Log Cabin Broadway near Prince St.''
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 4 Item: 3

180807
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, January 8, 1843, Aunt Kate, Nashville, to Ellen Call, care of Governor Call, Tallahassee, 4 pp., regarding Ellen's return to Tallahassee from Nashville and describing local social events (a theatrical performance, a Christmas dinner party, and a ball held by ''young bachelors''), an earthquake that damaged some buildings, and routine family matters. [Multiple holes: text lost]
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 4 Item: 4

180808
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, March 3, 1843, Lt. Col. E. A. Hitchcock, Fort Stansbury, to Governor Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, 1 p., accepting Call's invitation to a party on behalf of himself and his officers.
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180809
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Copy of Letter, March 30, 1844, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to C. A. Wickliff, Postmaster General of the United States, 6 pp., stating that he has changed his mind about resigning as territorial governor immediately upon the adjournment of the Legislative Council. Instead he desires to remain in office until the expiration of his appointment in August in order to publicly resolve issues and conflicts between him and political opponents in the Locofoco party, whose leaders ''confidently assert . . . that I will not be reappointed by Mr. Tyler. . .''
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 4 Item: 9

180810
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, January 11, 1847, Edwin H. Ewing, Washington, to [S. W. Carmack?], 1 p.: ''. . . in March I will examine the whole ground in regard to the claim of your wife and sister-in-law and determine what will be best for their interests. I will see the Kirkmans and urge them to a sale of the mortgaged property. I will endeavour, if it can be done, without much loss to effect an adjustment of the whole claim, without taking legal steps . . .''
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 5 Item: 3

180811
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, March 12, 1849, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to [Richard Call?], 1 p., requesting acknowledgment of funds from the Kirkman estate sent to New Orleans in the form of checks.
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180812
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 23, 1858, Richard K. Call, Lake Jackson, to Ellen Call Long, Tallahassee, 1 p., brief note regarding local weather conditions and family matters.
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180813
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, November 10, 1845, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, 1 p., presenting Bancroft with ''a specimen of the native hemp of Florida [which] is destined soon to become one of the most valuable staples of our country . . . If it should be considered adapted to the manufacturing of cardage [rope] for our Naval Service, it will at once be intensively cultivated, and the production in a few years will be fully equal to the demands of the Government. . .''
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180814
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, May 25, 1846, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Mrs. Ellen Kirkman, care of Bart J. Farrall, New Orleans, 3 pp., expressing sorrow for her ill health and reporting on family and business matters, including ''Ellen's confinement and the birth of her son. He is indeed a fine little fellow, and the image of his mother. . . How much my dear little Mary would be delighted to see him. . . I spend my time principally on the plantation, in which I take great interest. I have a large crop . . . We are rebuilding our rail road . . . If the Locofoco policy of the Government does not ruin our commerce and manufacturing, the country will be in a prosperous condition again in a few years. If I could live to see those times, I would soon get through all my difficulties. But I know not what may be the ultimate results of the little war . . . with Mexico. Certainly a more unnecessary war was never brought about between civilized nations. . . The conquest of all Mexico would add little to the glory of our army or our national wealth, while it must be attended with great expense and injury to our commerce . . . I have no idea of going in to service myself. . .''
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180815
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, November 25, 1847, Medicus A. Long, Tallahassee, to Edwin H.Ewing, 4 pp., enclosing Richard Call's response to his request to examine accounts of Ellen Kirkman as executrix of the estate of Thomas Kirkman, itemizing sums to which Call and he object, and urging Ewing to ''do upon the whole as your judgement dictates as proper.''
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CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 5 Item: 1

180816
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, February 4, 1848, Selina M. Lawrence, New York, to her friend Ellen Call, 4 pp., reporting her recent marriage, inviting Ellen to visit her in New York, and relating activities of friends and family.
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180817
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, November 25, 1846, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to S. W. Carmack, 3 pp.: ''The Chancery Court at Franklin is over and nothing has been done in the case ex parte of Ellen W. Call and others. . . The first step taken . . . was to file a petition in the name of Ellen W. and Mary Call infants by their next friend Ellen Kirkman, praying the appointment of a Trustee under the will of Thomas Kirkman, and praying that Mrs. Kirkman might be appointed that Trustee. . . Under this petition Mrs. Kirkman was appointed trustee, but did nothing as directed in regard to passing her account etc. . . our best course might be to strike directly at the liability of Mrs. K. and the sureties on her bond. . .''
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180818
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 20, 1847, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to [S. W. Carmack?], 3 pp., relating further efforts to settle the estate of Thomas Kirkman: ''I filed a bill in the Chancery Court at Nashville against Mrs. Kirkman as Executrix of Thomas Kirkman deceased and her sureties . . . none of them intend to make a question as to their liability, except as to the amount. . . I saw Mr. Washington who had been acting as Counsel for Mrs. Kirkman . . . The process was not served on Mrs. Kirkman at the last term and she has not been in this state indeed since the bill was filed. I shall proceed against her as a non- resident. . .'' Goes on to summarize the circumstances of the will and the disputed codicil.
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180819
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, November 4, 1847, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to Medicus A. Long, husband of Ellen W. Call, 1 p., relating further efforts to settle the estate of Thomas Kirkman: ''At the suggestion of Mr. John Kirkman I enclose you the account of his mother as Trustee in the management of the fund belonging to Mrs. Call coming from her father's estate, up to the death of Mrs. Call; also Mrs. Kirkman accounts of sums paid for Ellen and Mary Call . . . Please inspect these accounts and submit them if convenient to General Call and write me your comments upon them, and advise me whether I should allow them, or proceed according to law, requiring proof and objecting to illegal charges.''
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180820
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, December 4, 1848, J. McCants, Monticello, Florida, to Governor William D. Moseley, 1 p., conveying to him from the ''Society for the building of the Washington Monument'' a piece of the cornerstone of the monument, ''prepared in a suitable manner by the Delegation [from Florida], encased in a box of live oak formerly a part of the United States Frigate Constitution celebrated in the Naval History of the United States. And I am instructed by the Delegation to turn the box and its contents over to you as Governor of the State to be disposed of according to the direction of the proper authorities . . .''
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180821
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Copy of Letter, November 24, 1847, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Medicus A. Long, 7 pp., reporting on his examination of ''the accounts of Mrs. Ellen Kirkman Executrix of the estate of Mr. Thomas Kirkman . . . I believe all the sums charged against Mrs. Call as having been deposited in the U.S. Bank are correct, and it is possible that the sum charged as have been paid by Kirkman and Livingston . . . may also be correct . . . I feel however quite confident, that the four last items of the account are incorrect . . .''
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180822
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, April 15, 1849, H. Douglas, Jacksonville, to Ellen Call Long, 2 pp., regarding comings and goings of mutual acquaintances and ''the Judge'' (apparently her husband), her hopes that Mrs. Long's husband will recover from his illness, and a package she is sending to Mrs. Long's son Richard.
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180823
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 11, 1849, Charles McKinney, New River, Columbia County, Florida, to the Governor of Florida, Tallahassee, 2 pp., requesting authority ''to raise a company (which I can do at short notice) to be used for the purpose of protecting our homes and neighboring portions of [Alachua and Columbia counties] from the firebrand and tomahawk of the relentless savage. . .''
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180824
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 29, 1849, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to Medicus A. Long, 1 p., requesting for the Chancery Court ''your credentials as Guardian, or the credentials of whomsoever may be appointed Guardian of Miss Mary Call . . . Security should be given in double the amount of the property belonging to the minor. . . I see no signs of flinching in John Kirkman but I think it probable it will be very late in the year before the money will be paid.''
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180825
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, January 17, 1850, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to Medicus A. Long, 1 p., sending check for balance due him and Mrs. Long, requesting acknowledgment of receipt of the check, and asking that Long have General Call ''send me his receipt as Guardian of Mary Call. . .'' On verso: ''1850 Feb. 6. This day answered and enclosed a receipt of General Call. Long.''
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180826
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, July 18, 1850, Harriet Reed [location illegible], to Master Richard C. Long, Tallahassee, 2 pp.: ''I received your kind little note which was in one of Grandma's letters. I wish that you and your little sister Mary Louisa were here . . .''
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180827
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, December 19, 1851, Louisa L. R., Palatka, to Ellen Call Long, 3 pp.: ''Mother has given you rather a deplorable account of our situation here, for although it is very cold, we have found many more comforts than we expected. . . I think my cough is better, and still hope that by prudence and care, I may be strong enough in the spring to make you a visit . . . We delivered the letter your father was so kind as to give us to Gen. Hopkins and have seen his wife and daughter. . . I am anxious to know how your father is, as he left Savannah I thought quite unwell. When you write tell us how Mary is pleased with Mrs. McLeod's, and remember me to her. . .''
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180828
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, January 15, 1852, C.A. Davis [location illegible], to ''My Dear Sir,'' 3 pp., responding to a letter regarding ''a contemplated road over from Atlantic to Gulf of Mexico, via Tallahassee toward or to Pensacola . . . but at present those of us in interest at Pensacola are . . . in favor of a road from Pensacola northward till a connection is made with the roads in Georgia which start from Charleston and from Savannah -- this being done your road will next command our attention. . .'' Discusses business, commerce, free trade, etc.: ''. . . we must contrive to buy less abroad of the production of foreign labor which takes away all our money and leaves our own work shops and factories idle. . . Our foreign trade is about 1/16th of our home trade, and the question is why should the latter be sacrificed to the former. . .''
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180829
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 23, 1853, Richard K. Call, Lake Jackson, to Ellen Call Long, Tallahassee, 2 pp., consoling her on the death of her daughter Ellen Douglass: ''Your affliction has been very great my dear child, but it is only the common lot of humanity . . .I have often thought . . . that it is happy for man that he can die. . . it seems to me necessary that this life should have an end . . . I hope Mary and the dear children are all well this morning, and that I shall have the happiness of seeing you tomorrow. Come prepared to stay as long as you can.''
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180830
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, August 31, 1853, H. Douglas, Jacksonville, to Ellen Call Long, Tallahassee, 3 pp., regarding Ellen's grief at the death of her daughter Ellen Douglass: ''There is a consoling thought connected with the departure of such little innocents which is that these angels do always behold the face of our Father which is in Heaven . . . and that although they cannot return to us we may go to them. You seem at a loss to understand why God in order to punish you would smite such an innocent. My Dear Mrs. Long is this the proper view of the matter, may not you and your dear Husband have set your hearts too much upon her, may she not have become your idol. And may not the High and Lofty one. . . thought proper, in order to effect your own salvation, to remove that idol out of the way; viewed in this light, his mercy exceeds his severity. . . Pardon this advise, I write to you as I think a mother under similar circumstances should write to a daughter. . .''
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180831
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, July 24, 1856, D.S. Walker, Tallahassee, to General Richard K. Call, 1 p.: ''When you were in that deep sleep on Friday night from which we all though you would never awake, I heard you whisper these words: 'Great and inscrutable are thy mysteries, oh, God.' This made me think of you particularly when I read this morning the enclosed ode to the Almighty . . .'' In a P.S., Walker notes, ''The above was written when it bears date but has been mislaid till this 12 Dec 1859.''
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180832
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Letter, April 18, 1857, H. Douglas, Jacksonville, to Ellen Call Long, 2 pp., consoling her ''on the death of your darling Minnie. . . she is at rest, free from all pain and trouble. . . strive to do all you can to serve God. My dear dear Mrs. Long this is all we can do, my heart aches for you. I hear also that Mr. Long is very ill. Oh how I wish I was with you. . . I have been so anxiously expecting you and your dear ones to visit me, and to think I am never to see that dear child again. . .''
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