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Seth L. Pitkin letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1181

Scope and Contents

Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.


  • Created: January 13, 1833


Biographical / Historical

Came to Quincy, Illinois, with at least one brother, from Oswego County, New York, where his family remained. He and his brother started a grist and saw mill in Quincy.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 3 pages ; 44 x 28 cm

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