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Hezekiah Park letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1139

Scope and Contents

Letter, sent from Circleville, Ill., to Thabius Bancroft in Grafton, Vermont from where he had just returned from a visit. Describes his trip back and the quality of land along the way. Describes the fertility of his land in Illinois and its superiority to Vermont. Mentions problems with the British Fur Company in Oregon Territory and the Russians in the west. Also discusses talking with [Thomas J.] Farnham re: his expedition to California.


  • Created: September 27, 1840


Biographical / Historical

From Vermont, owned farmland in Tazewell County, Ill., Texas and in Vermont. Traveled frequently to check on his lands.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 pages

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