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Wisconsin territorial letters--1845

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Wisconsin territorial letters--1845
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Plattville [sic] Grant Co W. T./ Dec 8/ [18]45 WI.Letters2y.Lette01

1845, Dec. George R. Laughton, Platteville, to F. L. Church, Providence. Announces the birth of a son, Frederick George. Touches on Oregon question. There is much poverty among the miners. The society is bad. No Episcopal church and no hope of getting one. Would sell out tomorrow if an opportunity offered itself. A.L.S. 4pp.

Fort Atkinson/ July 27th 1845 WI.Letters2y.Lette02

1845, July 27. Rosina Clark, Fort Atkinson, Iowa [Postmarked Prairie du Chien.], to her brother Temple Clark, Ceresco, Wisconsin Territory. Discuses family affairs. Yearns for home. Feels like an "exile." A.L.S. 4pp.

Mineral Point Augt 19th 1845 WI.Letters2y.Lette03

1845, Aug. 19. John Brackin, Mineral Point, to S. Staats Taylor, Philadelphia. Mr. Bracken is evidently a legal representative of the Bank of the U.S. Discusses affairs pertaining to the bank's business. A.L.S. 1p.

Southport, Sept. 16 1845 WI.Letters2y.Lette04

1845, Sept. 16. George S. Willis, South Port [Kenosha], to Calvin Fletcher, Indianapolis. Briefly discusses personal business matters. A.L.S. 1p.

[Collection of letters to Rev. Benjamin M. Hill] WI.Letters2y.Lette05

1845, Mar. 29. Peter Conrad, Prairieville [Waukesha], to Rev. Benjamin M. Hill, Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. As the missionary of Wisconsin Convention, he has explored the new parts of the territory and finds them destitute [of the Baptist religion]. Voted against a board resolution instructing him "to secure on behalf of our brethern in bonds the prayers and votes of all Christians." Refuses to go into the field as a political partisan. Two applications for missionary appointments, Jaques Delany, East Troy, and James Delany, Sullivan. The former is countersigned by Gaylord Graves and the latter by Jerimiah Osborn. A.L.S. 4pp.

Point Boss, Feb. 15, 1845 WI.Letters2y.Lette06

1845, Feb. 15. Edward Knight, Point Boss, to Mrs. J. L. Hale, New York. [Postmarked Fort Winnebago.] Would like to secure a loan from Hale to help pay for his farm at Sun Prairie. Is now teaching school on the Wisconsin River ten miles from Grand Rapids "where I lived last summer." Will soon start for home with cattle he collected on a debt. A.L.S. 3pp.

I last Sunday wrote you and Thomas WI.Letters2y.Lette07

1845, Aug. 24. E. S., Platteville, to Edward Symmes, Westford, Massachusetts. Illustrates "Western vicisitudes" by telling an involved story of a town women who remarried three weeks after her husband' s death and of an ensuing property entanglement that nearly resulted in a duel. Little of the sort could happen in the "Christian" states of the East. A.L.S. 4pp.

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Plattville [sic] Grant Co W. T./ Dec 8/ [18]45

Fort Atkinson/ July 27th 1845

Mineral Point Augt 19th 1845

Southport, Sept. 16 1845

[Collection of letters to Rev. Benjamin M. Hill]

Point Boss, Feb. 15, 1845

I last Sunday wrote you and Thomas


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