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John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

Washington Jefferson Mowry journal

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1083
Scope and Contents Journal describes experiences along the way. Vividly describes several bouts of seasickness among the passengers during rough waters, the passengers and their different nationalities, several tales of drunkenness among various passengers and workers and the boat trying to pass through thick ice near Mackinack and being forced to remain there due to ice. Describes the stops at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Traveling by stage he describes the prairies and the towns of Naperville, Aurora and...
Dates: Created: April 20 - June 1847

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