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Wisconsin territorial letters--1840

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Wisconsin territorial letters--1840
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Circular/ Pleasant Prairie W. T. Nov 20th 1840 WI.Letters2t.Lette01

1840, Nov. 20. Calvin Stevens, Pleasant Prairie, to his brother Samuel H. Stevens, Enosburgh, Vermont. Wisconsin far surpasses New England in Natural beauty and fertility of soil. Yet farmers are worse off here than they were in the East. Principal means of obtaining cash is through selling land. There is no market for cash crops. Poverty and hardships rampant, but feels that Wisconsin will eventually become the richest part of the union. A.L.S. 4pp.

Elkhorn July 6th 1840 WI.Letters2t.Lette02

1840, July 6. M.A.N.B., Elkhorn, to Jay Hathway, Rome, New York. Wants Hathaway to send a certificate of deposit of as much money as he can spare --- about three hundred dollars at least. Also wants a threshing machine (one of Hale's patents) freight prepaid and Hale's permission to use it in the town of Elkhorn. Also wants a Green's straw cutter, sent same way. A.L.S. 3pp.

Lapointe 10th September 1840 WI.Letters2t.Lette03

1840, Sept. 10. Charles W. Borup, LaPointe, to David Oakes, Granville, Michigan. [Postmarked Falls of St. Croix] Wants Oakes to insure "the buildings" and charge to Mr. Crooks. A.L.S. 1p.

Prairieville May 27, [illegible]/ Dear brother WI.Letters2t.Lette04

1840, May 27. Mrs. Julia Griffing, Prairieville [Waukesha], to her brother Henry D. Bacon, St. Louis. Enjoyed a revival of religion in this place last spring. Extends invitation for a visit. Says that the "stage" passes her house twice a week and that the "society" is very good for a new country. A.L.S. 2pp.

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Circular/ Pleasant Prairie W. T. Nov 20th 1840

Elkhorn July 6th 1840

Lapointe 10th September 1840

Prairieville May 27, [illegible]/ Dear brother


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