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John M. Pearson letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1157

Scope and Contents

Letters to his brother-in-law Dr. Bernard Stuve, who lived near Illiopolis. Pearson advises Stuve in how to deal with his property and crops. Writes about his disappointment in what the town is doing to his property while he is gone and asks Stuve to keep a list of names of those against him. Talks of difficulty traveling from Louisville to Harrodsburg due to the war. Mentions the election in Kentucky and the Democrats winning. Also advises him not to invest in "jack". Some family news.


  • Created: 1861 - 1864


Biographical / Historical

Landowner in Illiopolis, Illinois, married to Margaret Wilson, the daughter of William Wilson the Illinois Supreme Court Justice and founder of Illiopolis, originally called Wilson. He and Margaret were living in Kentucky during this time.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 3 items

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