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Wisconsin territorial letters--1846
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Fonddulac [sic], Oct 20th 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette01

1846, Oct. 20. John A. Eastman, Fond du Lac, to Miss Frances A. Eastman, Strong, Maine. Hard work has reduced his weight form 170 pounds to 148 pounds. Asks for Franc's daguerreotype, to see what change three years have made. Changes in Fund du Lac. Busy. Is Postmaster there. Have nine mails a week. A.L.S. 3pp.

Portage Prairie Columbia County June 15th 18[46] WI.Letters2z.Lette02

1846, June 15. L. B. Enos, Portage Prairie, to his sister Nancy Enos, South Richland, New York. Describes the town and a few of the inhabitants in some detail. A.L.S. 3pp.

Manitowwoc [sic] July the 13th, 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette03

1846, July 13. William Perry Dolber, Manitowoc, to Mrs. Zebina Cushman, Ripton, Vermont. Arrived May 8. Works for $14 a month "as long as I am a mind to stay." An 800 foot pier has been built and settlers are expected to land here. Neighborhood news. A.L.S. 3pp.

Rec 24th Octr/ [Illegible] Wm Jessup & Sons WI.Letters2z.Lette04

1846, Oct. 6. William J. Hunt, Racine, to William Jessup Sons, New York. Encloses $150. If the [reel?] does not come before the close of navigation, it will be a grievous injury to him. A.L.S. 1p.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Ter'y Dec. 30th 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette05

1846, Dec. 30. Lewis Raymond, Milwaukee, to Rev. B[enjamin] M. Hill, New York. Report of work done under the appointment of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society for the quarter ending January 1, 1846 [1847?]. Report brief because he and his wife were afflicted with the "prevailing sickness." Revivals for the winter look promising, but poor health prevents his taking part. A.L.S. 3pp.

Racine March 24, 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette06

1846, Mar. 24. S. A. Perkins, Racine, to brother Barnabus Perkins, New Haven. Benjamin dead of inflammatory rheumatism. Rev. C. F. LeFevre officiated at the funeral. George and his wife living in town where George is making threshing machines. Painting window curtains, but not making much money. A.L.S. 2pp.

Columbia County W T Oct 26 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette07

1846, Oct. 26. L. B. Enos, Waushara, to his sister Julia Enos, South Richland, New York. Has been well though sickness surrounds him. Most people have the ague with some cases of bilious fever. Plenty of government land yet, but doubts if there will be any left by spring. Corn is good. Sells at 25 cents a bushel, wheat 50 cents a bushel, beef $3 to $4 a hundred pounds. Prairies are burning, a beautiful sight. A.L.S. 2pp.

Fox Lake January the 5, 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette08

1846, Jan. 5. L. B. Enos, Fox Lake [Waushara], to his father David Enos, South Richland, New York. New land is being settled rapidly by peoples from many countries. Is enthusiastic about the great opportunities offered in the new territory. Gives some family and local news. A.L.S. 3pp.

Janesville April 10th 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette09

1846, Apr. 10. Luke Cheseboro, Janesville, to his uncle Cyrus Williams, New Haven. Has made seven trips, 800 to 900 miles, to Lake Michigan by ox team this winter, hauling wheat at 15 cents per bushel and carting and bringing back lumber for $5 per thousand, besides drawing all the family' s firewood five miles and going to the mill. Finished breaking land and sowed seventy acres of wheat last fall, and ten acres of oats. Details of controversy with Thomas ---------. Family news. A.L.S. 4pp.

Milwaukie [sic] W. T. July 1st, 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette10

1846, July 1. Lewis Raymond, Milwaukee, to Rev. B[enjamin] M. Hill, Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. Report for the quarter ending July 1, 1846. Delivered 48 sermons, attended 21 prayer meetings, baptized 6, attended 5 funerals, and solemnized 2 marriages. Includes some details concerning finances, membership, and government of the church. Slavery question is troublesome. If the board will forward $100., they will do the greatest kindness.

Green Bay W. T. Feb. 16th 1846 WI.Letters2z.Lette11

1846, Feb. 16. Jeremiah Porter, Green Bay, to his father Dr. William Porter, Hadley, Massachusetts. Pays filial respects. Remarks on the spring-like weather. Tells of the success of his religious work, and relates some local occurrences. A.L.S. 4pp.

Geneva Walworth Co Wis. Ter/ July 13th/ [18]46 WI.Letters2z.Lette12

1846, July 13. Joel W. Fish, Geneva, to Rev. Benjamin M. Hill, Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. Report for the quarter ending July 1, 1846. His people [parishioners] have paid nothing during the quarter for missions, Bible publication, or educational societies. Asks that his salary be forwarded. A.L.S. 2pp.

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Contents

Fonddulac [sic], Oct 20th 1846

Portage Prairie Columbia County June 15th 18[46]

Manitowwoc [sic] July the 13th, 1846

Rec 24th Octr/ [Illegible] Wm Jessup & Sons

Milwaukee Wisconsin Ter'y Dec. 30th 1846

Racine March 24, 1846

Columbia County W T Oct 26 1846

Fox Lake January the 5, 1846

Janesville April 10th 1846

Milwaukie [sic] W. T. July 1st, 1846

Green Bay W. T. Feb. 16th 1846

Geneva Walworth Co Wis. Ter/ July 13th/ [18]46


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