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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1845
|Cabel Edwards to Rufus Edwards on their father's death and estate, as well as a desire to move west to escape the oppressions of the government
|9 November 1845
|Edwards, Cabel G. (fl. 1845)
|Reports that their father is dead and describes his last weeks. Includes the surrender of his father's estate to his brother. Discusses his financial and legal troubles. Invites his brother and family in Ohio to go west to California, where they can escape the oppressive, violent government of the established United States. Mentions Mormonism and the saints moving west en masse.
|Mormon Immigration and Migration Westward Expansion American West Government and Civics Religion Children and Family Death Estate Finance Law
|Edwards, Cabel G. (fl. 1845) Edwards, Rufus (fl. 1845)
|Red Oak Grove, Henry County, California
|Children & Family; Law; Merchants & Commerce; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859