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Wisconsin territorial letters--1844

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Wisconsin territorial letters--1844
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Delavan Walworth Co/ W. T./ March 1st 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette01

1844, Mar. 1. A. B. Winchell, Delavan, to Rev. Benjamin Hill, Corresponding Secretary of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. Reports success of mission work. Congregations are large, solemn, and attentive. Gives quarterly report: 40 pastoral visits, 80 religious meetings, and 3 temperance meetings. Obtained 64 subscribers to the pledge. Preached at Colorado Springs, Sugar Creek, Jefferson, White Water, and Koskonong. A.L.S. 1p.

Burlington Oct. 2 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette02

1844, Oct. 2. Roswell Oheney, Burlington [Foxville], to the executive committee of the Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. Reports on the second quarter of his appointment which closed September 30. Receives very little pay in the field. Asks that pay for six months missionary labor be remitted. A.L.S. 2pp.

Rochester April the 7. 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette03

1844, Apr. 7. Philander Cole, Rochester, to his uncle John Vaughn, Woodstock, Vermont. There is much sickness in the area. Some die of the ague. Norwegians are "indolent" people. Some are smart but not so smart as our Indians. Goods as cheap as in Vermont. Plows $5 to $7, two horses and wagon from $55 to $80, oxen $45 to $55, cows $10 to 15. Also mentions the prices of some of the lesser commodities. Good hunting and fishing. A.L.S. 3pp.

Spring Prarie [sic] April 3 the 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette04

1844, Apr. 3. Lucian Enos, Spring Green, to his sister Nancy Enos, Richland, New York. Has been keeping the widow, the fatherless, and aiding the doctors. Is starting work [Doing what?] at $11 a month. Attends church and Sunday school. Family and neighborhood gossip. A.L.S. 3pp.

Stockbridge Near Green Bay W. T. March 28, 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette05

1844, Mar. 28. Cutting Marsh, Postmaster at Stockbridge, to John W. Quinney, Washington, D.C. Requests that some business be taken care of for him in Washington and New York. A.L.S. 3pp.

Geneva, Walworth Co,. Wis. Terr/ January 1st 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette06

1844, Jan. 1. Peter Conrad, Geneva, to Rev. Benjamin Hill, Corresponding Secretary of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, New York. Application for appointment as pastor of the Geneva Baptist Church countersigned by Joseph W. Case, comity of the church. Describes the rapid growth of other religious denominations. Some mention of the economic life. A.L.S. 4pp.

Elkhorn Dec 2d 1844 WI.Letters2x.Lette07

1844, Dec. 2. George Sale, Elkhorn, to Miss Hannah Gale, Waterbury, Vermont. Enjoyed trip back home. Bought some books in New York on way back to Wisconsin. Was out hunting with the Judge during the recent term of the court. Will sell a piece of land in the East to her for $50. May be married soon. Have large writing and singing school. A.L.S. 3pp.

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Delavan Walworth Co/ W. T./ March 1st 1844

Burlington Oct. 2 1844

Rochester April the 7. 1844

Spring Prarie [sic] April 3 the 1844

Stockbridge Near Green Bay W. T. March 28, 1844

Geneva, Walworth Co,. Wis. Terr/ January 1st 1844

Elkhorn Dec 2d 1844


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