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Title Letter [manuscript]: Homer, Jeff[erson], Ohio, to Rev. Sir, 1852
Author Peselm, I. L.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 1852 letter intended for publication in the addressee’s "recorder," proposing the formation of a company, composed of landless young men of the laboring classes, for migration to Oregon in March of 1852 or 1853. Noting that land speculators have prevented freeborn men from obtaining property in Ohio and neighboring states, Peselm sees an opportunity in Oregon for such individuals to gain their independence.
Places Ohio, Oregon, United States
Keywords land tenure, land speculation, migration, property, white settlement, settlement
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plateau
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3147
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue