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Letter to "Colonel" [manuscript] 1847 December 27.

Hawley, Calvin; Price-Taylor Fund
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Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Hawley writes from Harrisville, Virginia (now West Virginia) requesting that the "Colonel" publish his letter so that his friends in Otsego [County, New York] may read about "Western Virginia." He remarks on the lack of slaves in the area and the fact that "western Virginians are determined to free themselves from this dreadful curse." Topics discussed include: geography of the locale, flora, fauna, cultivation of the soil, livestock, the excellent health of inhabitants, suitability for migration for those desiring new lands, and the character and education of the population. He closes with recommendations regarding who would benefit by moving to the area.
Description
4 p.; 31.4 x 20.5 cm
Cite as
Calvin Hawley letter to "Colonel", 1847 December 27, Accession 15792, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Price-Taylor Fund, 2014/2015.
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