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Letter : St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, to John Hotten, London England, 1857 Aug 22.

Letter : St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, to John Hotten, London England, 1857 Aug 22.

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Creator: Hill, A. J. (Alfred James), 1823-1895
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Date: 1857 August 22
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St. Paul, Minnesota resident; surveyor and draftsman.
Abstract:
Autograph letter signed written in response to recipient's request for information regarding the whereabouts of family member Christopher. Hill describes his partnership in a land claim with "Chris" on farmland in Red Wing, Minnesota, between November 1855 and September 1856, and Chris's relocation to Superior, Wisconsin, where he was hired as a member of the surveying party of the northern section of the St. Croix and Lake Superior Railroad. Hill briefly describes his own position as a clerk and draftsman; his unmarried status; and his agreement with the recipient that a visit to the West would be interesting to him. Hill provides Chris's address in a postscript. The letterhead contains a printed woodcut view of "St. Anthony, Minnesota, [now part of Minneapolis] on the Mississippi."
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1 item ([4] p.) ; 26 cm.
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11703559
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