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Collection Reference Number GLC05691
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1845 
Title 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
Date 9 November 1845
Author Edwards, Cabel G. (fl. 1845)  
Recipient Edwards, Rufus  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Mormon  Immigration and Migration  Westward Expansion  American West  Government and Civics  Religion  Children and Family  Death  Estate  Finance  Law  
People Edwards, Cabel G. (fl. 1845)  Edwards, Rufus (fl. 1845)  
Place written Red Oak Grove, Henry County, California
Theme Children & Family; Law; Merchants & Commerce; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859