• Nice Grouping of Documents, Letters: Early Indiana Settler, Man Charged by Minister with Choking Wife, Woman Writes of 1892 Parade

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    Eclectic mix of nine documents and letters, including a manuscript 1831 marriage certificate signed by WILLIAM CRENSHAW, one of the earliest settlers of Browstown Township, Jackson County, Indiana, affirming the marriage of Emanuel Mahes and Sarah Parker, an 1806 Baptismal prayer signed by Edge Williams, an 1846 charge, written by Pastor A.P. Sanborn, charging parishioner Samuel Lock of Hollis for spousal abuse for the “unchristian conduct” of choking his wife and pulling her hair and a nice grouping of documents that include a letter encouraging a female Congregational missionary in her work and an 1892 letter describing a parade that may have been in celebration of the presidential election.

    Our writer, Helen, writes to her brother Paul, on Oct. 1, 1892, “…Jennie is going over to a friend to see a parade, one of the largest during this campaign. Columbus Day, I saw the great parade from our roof…There were 40 bands, 12 drums corps and three floats. 1st represented the landing of Columbus, 2nd Queen and King of Spain with their royal attendance…There was a load of children all dressed in red, white & blue…

    Congregational Minister A. Hall of Connecticut writes a 2 pp letter on March 29, 1887, in part “…I see no reason why you could not be useful as a missionary…I don’t see why the door of usefulness is not open to you as widely & as properly as to any other person. As to age—you ought to have 30 or 40 years of vigor before you now. The proper thing is to apply & the committees at Boston ought to be abundantly able to decide wisely…We have a good church & plenty of heathen all around it & no excuse for idleness…”

    Also included are a couple of letterheads one of which was used on the verso, on May 16, 1860 for an inventory of church statues. 

    The grouping has expected wear, occasional small paper loss, folds and toning but overall very good and readable.

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