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Dinsdale, Matthew / Papers, 1836-1897
Call Number, Wis MSS DL, folder 2 ([unpublished])

Pedlars Creek, Wisconsin 25th July 1845 [Transcription],   pp. [1]-18 PDF (18.4 MB)


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week. Since I last wrote to you I have enjoyed good health with the
exception of two bilious atacks, one of them on the 10th of this
month and the other yesterday. I was not quite laid up but very near.
For the last fortnight we had very hot weather. Persons who are
aged and were born in this country have told me they never knew it
so hot before. Yesterday and today have been cooler. I expect the
weather and a little overexertion were the cause of my illness. Per-
sons who are inclined to be bilious will have to be careful here. I
am glad to be able to inform you that I had every possible attention
paid to me. I had only to ask and Have. Indeed I had all I wanted
without asking for. Good night! the clock has just struck ten.
I have told you that Mathew Willis delivered the parcel he brought
over for me. He was at this place for the first time on the first of
this month. And was then on an exploring excursion. In his wanderings
he found himself in the neighborhood of Pedlars Creek, and so came to
see me. You may be sure that I was glad to see him. He was here
again about ten days after, but as he did not expect to see me either
time when he left his family he did not bring my parcel with him, but
this time calculating to eb through here he brought it along with
him. I am much obliged to him for his kindness. He is looking well
and I believe his family enjoy good health. They are at present at
New Diggings near Galena and about 30 miles from this place. Mathew
appears to be well satisfied with the step he has taken and I think
so far likes this country as well as he expected he should before
he came. Yesterday, for this is Saturday the 26th July, he went to
the Land office at Mineral Point to see if a lot he liked very well
was at liberty. On his return he had entered, i.e.
purchased about a quarter of a section or 160 acres. I am not sure as to
the quantity but I think he said between one and two hundred acres.

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