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Monroe Supplementary Letter Calendar

This supplement covers the years 1872, 1873, & 1874. The letters discovered after the bulk of the Monroe letters had been read and listed. (Monroe was in Congress between 1871 and 1881.)

Calendar
1. Jan, 12, 1872. Lucas Flattery, Wooster, O. (Collector of Int. revenue)

To Jas. Monroe. (Monroe was in congress during these years)

In reply to Monroe who had asked his attitude on certain matters of taxation.

 
2. Jan. 12, 1872. Frederick Watts, Wash., D.C. Commissioner.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.

Notice of sending packages of seeds.

 
3. Jan. 15, 1872. E.G. Johnson, Elyria, 0
To Jas. Monroe

Discussion of tax situation. Much emphasis on capital and labor problems.

 
4. Jan. 18, 1872. J. Strong, Jr., Oberlin. Special Ag't. P.O. Dep't
To Jas. Monroe
A letter in defense of R. Tucker. postmaster at N. Eaton, O.
 
5. Jan. 20, 1872. G.H.Faxon, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Regarding a misunderstanding involving himself and a Mr. Braman
 
6. Jan. 24, 1872. M. Welker, Wooster, O. Rep. from Wooster.
To Jas. Monroe
Pertains to a bill-amendment concerning land owned by a Peter Mills.
 
7. Jan. 29, 1872. A.S. McClure, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Oberlin:
An intitation to a Republican Celebration on Feb. 22nd. Formal invitation is attached. Gov. Dennison will be present.
 
8. Jan. 30, 1872. A.D. Licey, River Styx, Medina Co., O.
To Jas. Monroe
Advising M. to be cautious about favoring the return of specie payments. Encloses clipping from the Daily Cleveland Herald. Other political matters.
 
9. Feb.7, 1872. Geo.B. McCartee, Wash., D.C. 'Bureau of Engrav'g. & Printing
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Invites M. to join on a trip to Philadelphia to visit printing mills.
 
10. Feb, 16, 1872 John Jay Knox, Wash., D.C.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Is sending a copy of the report of the Comptroller for the year 1868, also Treasurer's report for the last fiscal year.
 
11. Feb. 16, 1872. A.A. Humphreys, Wash. D.C. Chief Engineer
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
The balance for appropriation at Black River is still available.
 
12. Feb. 29, 1872. M. Welker, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Regret that M. could not attend the celebration--see letter 7--and assures him that "Ohio is strong for him". Speaks of proposed railroad from Black River the Coshocton.
 
13. Apr. 13, 1872. M. M.Hill,San Francisco. (Hill is from Utah)
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Letter concerns admission of Utah into statehood. Encloses printed statement.
 
14. Apr. 18, 1872. Jas.D. Whitney,Piqua, O. Bank exeminer
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Asks for copies of testimony before the Committee on Banking and Currency relative to the official conduct of the late Comptroller.
 
15. Apr. 26, 1872. A.S.H. White, Wash., D.C. Acting Chief Clerk
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
A copy of Raymond's "Mineral Resources West of the Rocky Mts." has been sent in response to his request.
 
16. May 6, 1872. Willis Drummond, Wash., D.C. Comm. Gen'l of Land Office
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Regarding a patent issued on Military Bounty Land in Stillwater, Minn.
 
17. May 6, 1872. M. Welker, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Thanks for reports. Suggests keeping Sanders during summer. Latest report on the Black River-Coshocton R.R.
 
18. May 10, 1872. A.S. McClure, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asks for recommendation for W.R. Taggart of Wooster "to accompany the expedition of Prof. Hayden".
 
19. May 24, 1872. L.F. Ward, Elyria, O. Special Ag't. of P.O. Dep't
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Concerns request for an appropriation and cooperation in getting it through Congress before recess.
 
20. May 29, 1872. N.H. Bostwick, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D. C.
Mentions a claim by "friend McCormic". "What a muddle American politics!"
 
21. Nov. 18, 1872. A.L. Curtis, Ashland, O.
To Jas. Monroe
Protesting the retention of a Mr. Slocum as revenue agent. Other politics.
 
22. Nov. 25, 1872. B.Vaughn Abbott, Wash., D.C. Com. to Revise U.S.Statutes.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Drafts of all titles...have been completed. M. should receive 18 pamphlets.
 
23. Nov. 25, 1872. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe,
Asks for permission to change his bank into a National one.
 
24. Nov. 29, 1872. Fred. Watts, Wash., D.C.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Has sent seeds.
 
25. Dec. 9, 1872. L.F. Ward, Elyria, O. Special Ag't. of P.O. Dep't.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Asks to have a claim of his referred to a committee.
 
26. Dec. 11, 1872. H.G. Blake. Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Favors free banking... States four ways in which he thinks the present banking law could be improved by amendments.
 
27. Dec. 11, 1872. Wm. Waring, Wash., D.C. Auditor's Office
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Suggest a rewording of the Civil Rights Bill that will do away with discrimination against the colored people. Says many cases have been decided because of custom and not law.
 
28. Dec. 16, 1872. J. Strong, Oberlin, Special Agent of P.O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asking for consideration of a daily mail between Elyria and Black River.
 
29. Dec. 18, 1872. E. Fraunfelter, Delaware, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asks for assistance in securing a position as teacher of mathematics in the Ohio Agric. & Mech. College. Encloses recommendation from Wooster Univ.
 
30. Dec. 23, 1872. E.W. Metcalf, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Asks for clarification of bills for distributing the Geneva Award now in committee in Washington.
 
31. Dec. 25, 1872. H.G. Blake, Medina,O.
To Jas. Monroe,
Discusses at length advantages of free banking....
 
1873
 
32. Jan. 3, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Repetition of letter no. 23: -Request to have his bank turned into a National Bank.
 
33. Jan. 3, 1873. S.M. Barber, Cleveland, Pension agent
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Encloses a 'paper' from Blake addressed to Monroe.
 
34. Jan. 7, 1873. L. Flattery, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Correcting any possible impression that he intends resigning as collector of internal revenue.
 
35. Jan. 8, 1873. M.D. Leggett, Wash., D.C. Comm.of Patents
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Encloses list of libraries in M's. district receiving copies of the Official Gazette.
 
36. Jan.8, 1873. G.W.Hamington, Wash., D.C. Act'g.Sup't. of Census Office
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Regrets inability to supply remainder of census report.
 
37. Jan. 17, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asks Monroe to see the Paymaster Gen'l. with regard to remitting the amounts of two vouchers not paid.
 
38. Jan. 18, 1873. W.L. Nicholson, Wash., D.C. Topographer of P.O. department
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Is sending Post Route Map to C.O. Ingersoll, Elyria, O. as per M's. request.
 
39. Jan. 20, 1873. Fred. Watts, Wash., D.C. Dep't. of Agric.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Sending seeds.
 
40. Jan. 20, 1873. L.F. Ward, Elyria, O. Agent of P.O. dep't
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
In defense of his request for an appropriation to cover costs of 'catchers' on the railroads.
 
41. Jan. 20, 1873. A.S. McClure, Wooster, O. Agent in P.O. dep't
To Jas. Monroe:
Invites M. to be present at a celebration on Feb. 22. in Wooster. Discusses some postoffice business...Shreve, Smithville, and Big Prairie.
 
42. Jan. 27, 1873. H.G.Blake,Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asks for proper papers for the nationalizing of his bank.
 
43. Jan 28, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe;
Is sending a petition which he hopes will suffice until he gets the proper blanks.
 
44. Jan. 29, 1873. E.Quimby, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Asking M. if he would call at the office of the Comptroller of the Currency and superintend the burning of mutilated notes from the Wayne Co.Nat'l Bank of Wooster. Attached is a note from the Comptroller--John Jay Knox--giving the time for said burning.
 
45. Jan. 30, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
With regard to sending petition previously mentioned.
 
46. Feb. 1, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Thanks for procuring charter for his bank.
 
47. Feb. 3, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas.Monroe:
Will open bank with a capital of $50,000, hoping to increase it to $100,000 later.
 
48. Feb. 6, 1873. W.W. Pancoast, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
As cashier of a rival bank he objects to Blake receiving $50,000.....
 
49. Feb. 12 & 24, 1873. Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
 
50. To W.W. Pancoast, Medina, O.
Reply to letter 48 (Feb.6th). Encloses letter from deputy comptroller J. S. Langworthy, Telegram from Pancoast is attached.
 
51. Feb. 7, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Informs M. that all the stock for the $50,000 has been sold,giving names of purchasers.
 
52. Feb. 18, 1873. L. Flattery,Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Apparently has been accused of not tending to business as he should. Denies the accusation.
 
53. Feb. 22, 1873. Fred. Wat ts, Wash. D.C. Agric. dep't.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Is sending seeds.
 
54. Feb. 22, 1873. H.W. Howgate, Wash., D.C. War dep't.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Asking M. if he wishes the Daily Weather Map sent to him during recess.
 
55. June 26, 1873. A.M. Gangewer, Wash., D.C.
To Jas. Monroe, Oberlin
 
56. Oct. 28, 1873. W.A. Hanford, Cuyahoga Falls,O.
To Jas. Monroe, Oberlin
 
57. Oct. 30, 1873. W.A. Hanford, Cuyahoga Falls,O.
To Jas. Monroe, Oberlin
 
58. Dec. 22, 1871. W.W. Belknap, Wash., D.C. (Sec'y of War)
To Wm.H. Upson, Wash., D.C.
 
59. Dec. 24, 1873. W.A. Hanford. To Jas. Monroe, Oberlin
These five letters have to do with the settling of a war claim by a Seth Sackett.
 
60. Nov. 26, 1873. E.G. Johnson, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Expresses himself in no uncertain terms about the Virginius affair in Cuba.
 
61. Dec. 2, 1873. R.M. McDowell
To Jas. Monroe, McDowell in Medina,O.
 
62. Dec. 10, 1873. Hamilton Fish, Wash., D.C.
To Jas. Monroe
 
63. Jan. 8, 1874. R.M. McDowell, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
64. Mch. 7, 1874. R.M. McDowell, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
65. Mch. 7, 1874. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
66. Mch. 9, 1874. R.M. McDowell, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
67. Mch. 12, 1874. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
68. Mch. 16, 1874. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
69. Mch. 21, 1874. R.M.McDowell, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
All of the above letters [61-69] have to do with the possible appointment of Blake as consul to Palermo; an honor he was compelled to decline because of ill health.
 
70. Dec. 2, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
 
71. Dec. 6, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe,
Two letters [71-72] concerning more currency for the Medina bank.
 
72. Dec. 6, 1873. L. Flattery, Wooster,O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Stating sentiment of people generally about the Bankrupt Law. Its repeal favored. Free banking popular. Newspaper clipping is attached.
 
73. Dec. 9, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe;
Wishes to know if U.S. Bonds may be purchased direct from the U.S. Treasury.
 
74. Dec. 12, 1873. S. Burke, Clevelend
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Stating his opinion about the financial status of the country.
 
75. Dec. 13, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
More about Medina bank.
 
76. Dec. 16, 1873. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe
More bank busiress. See other letters.
 
77. Dec. 22, 1873. G.W. Noble, Liverpool, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Has to do with local postoffice...
 
78. Dec. 23, 1873. J. Strong, Oberlin, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
His views on money situation. Congratulates M. on his appointment to chairmanship of Committee on Education and Labor.
 
79. Dec. 27, 1873. A.S. McClure, Wooster,O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Encloses an affidavit of a John Wilcox of Red Haw,O. Denies that he had favored retaining a Prof. Eberley in office.
 
1874
 
80. Jan. 3, 1874. A.S. McClure, Wooster, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Approves M's. action in declaring a general election in Smithville, O. Speaks of money matters generally.
 
81. Jan. 8, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe:
Speaks of an E.T. Curtis, Route Agent,and a whispering campaign against him.
 
82. Jan.8, 1874. For H.G. Blake letters of Jan. 8, Mch. 7 (2), 9, 12, 16 & 21 see Dec. 2, 1873.
These letters concern Blake but are by McDowell also.
 
83. Jan. 19, 1874. J.W.Bullock, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Approval of M's. attitude on currency question.
 
84. Jan. 26, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin
To Jas. Monroe:
Congratulates congress on repeal of the Salary Law. Quotes Horace Greeley, "The way to resume is to resume". Speaks of postoffice situation in Oberlin.
 
85. Feb. 2, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland
To Jas. Monroe:
Exposes how the railway companies manage to escape paying postage with a resulting big loss to the government.
 
86. Feb. 2, 1874. J.T. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
Political moves in appointing postmaster at Oberlin....
 
87. Feb. 4, 1874. G.W. Everett, Millersburgh, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Presenting the case of a Sam'l. Henderson for a pension.
 
88. Feb.9, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin
To Jas. Monroe:
 
89. Feb. 3, 1874. G.N. Carruthers, Lebanon, [O]
 
90. Feb. 7, 1874.  
Acknowledges letters concerning a G.N.Carruthers the Oberlin postoffice, and the railway mail matter. Attached are two letters for Carruthers attacking Redington, the present postmaster, whom he accuses of intemperance.
 
91. Feb. 14, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland
To Jas. Monroe:
Concerns moving the postoffice at Hudson to a new sight [sic].
 
92. Feb. 16, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin
To Jas. Monroe:
Attached to 88. Concerns Redington and other state political matters.
 
93. Feb. 23, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin
To Jas. Monroe:
Pertains to the possibility of his appointment to the superintendency of the Newburgh Lunatic Asylum. Seeks advice.
 
94. Feb. 24, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland
To Jas. Monroe;
President of the T.V. & L.S. R.R. complains that compensations for carrying the mails had not been paid. Asks Strong's assistance.
 
95. Mch. 151, 1874. J. St rong, Oberlin ,
To Jas. Monroe:
Sends a newspaper clipping from the Cincinnati Inquirer concerning Chas.F. Baldwin, a special agent of the postoffice.
 
96. Mch. 5, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
A Dr. Slusser has been appointed to the Newburgh Asylum. Democrats are trying to redistrict the state.
 
97. Mch.7, 1874. N.B. Gates, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Personal appraisal of the condition of the country in general.
 
98. Mch. 19, 1874. J. Strong,Oberlin:
To Jas. Monroe:
Status of postoffice inHudson. Also for Oberlin. Redistricting of Ohio seems destined to pass. Speaks of the "woman's movement"....
 
99. Mch. 25, 1874. J. Strong,Oberlin
To Jas. Monroe:
A telegram saying that it is rumored that a movement is on foot to oust him.
 
100. Mch. 25, 1874. J.H. Green, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Green, the editor of the Medina Co. Gazette, refuses payment for publications. Discusses the currency bill.
 
101. Mch. 26, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe:
Refers to telegram (99) and further developments.
 
102. Mch. 30, 1874. J.Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
Announces choice of Will Allen as postmaster at Oberlin. A Prof. Penfield protests and threatens appeal.
 
103. Mch. 31, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe:
Continuation of letter 102.
 
104. Mch. 31, 1874. E.G. Johnson, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Asks for copies of census report. Politics around Elyria.
 
105. Apr. 10, 1874. Geo. Redway, Marion, Ind.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
His views on money situation.
 
106. Apr. 16, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
Discusses inflation and commends congress on its action. Postoffice status around Elyria and Oberlin.
 
107. May 4, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe:
Reports bad times: no feed for stock, business stagnant, money scarce, etc. More about politics and banking.....
 
108. May 4, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe;
More about free banking....
 
109. May 6, 1874. Herman Ely, Elyria, O.
To Jas.Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Discusses his views on metal or paper money. Encloses clipping entitled, "The English Press on American Credit".
 
110. May 11, 1874. J. Strong,Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
Temperance war is absorbing theme. Speaks of the adoption of picketing by the women. Prohibition .....
 
111. May 13, 1874. H.G. Blake, Medina, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
More discussion of the money situation in general: specie vs. paper money, free banking, etc....
 
112. May 15, 1874. H.G. Blake,.Medinalo.
To Jas. Monroe:
Is against banks keeping their reserves in their own vaults as the senate bill requires.
 
113. May 16, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe:
His opinion of the Sherman Bill. Politics.
 
114. May 16, 1874. Herman Ely, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Discusses Sherman's Banking Bill. Favors return to specie payments.
 
115. May 16, 1874. E. DeWitt, Elyria, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Discussing the same problems as letter 114.
 
116. May 19, 1874. J. Strong,Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe:
Inviting M. to a Decoration Day celebration in Oberlin.
 
117. May 19, 1874. M. Welker, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe:
Discusses Sherman Banking Bill. His attitude, "let well enough alone".
 
118. 1874. To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
A document dated May 23, accompanied by three letters and a telegram. All has to do with the Caroline Case in which a J. Watson Webb was accused of embezzlement. Letters are from his sons to Monroe.
 
119. May 28, 1874. R.A. Horr, Wellington, O.
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
His opinion of the Free Banking Bill.
 
120. May 30, 1874. W.H. Upson, Akron, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
His ideas on the present money situation.
 
121. May 30, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe;
Report on "Willie' s" health.
 
122. June 3, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Fears congress will accomplish little.... About postoffice situation in Cleveland and a certain Mr. Parsons.
 
123. June 5, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Pressing the formal appointment of W.O. Allen as postmaster at Oberlin...
 
124. June 9, 1874. W.H. Upson, Akron, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
Requests appointment of a Mr. Stone as postmaster at Akron.
 
125. June 9, 1874. W. Herrick, Welling ton, O.
To Jas. Monroe:
His opinions on money matters...
 
126. June 12, 1874. J. Strong, Cleveland,
To Jas. Monroe, Wash., D.C.
Situation in Akron postoffice.
 
127. June 12, 1874. J. Strong, Oberlin,
To Jas. Monroe:
More with regard to the financial situation. His opinions.
 
128. June 15, 1874. Geo.E. Blakelee, Clevelend,
To Jas. Monroe:
Speaking for the agricultural and laboring classes in relation to the financial situation. Urges action by congress.
Letter Index
 
 
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