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Collection Reference Number GLC08507
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1854 
Title E. W. Brown to John H. Stout regarding an outbreak of cholera
Date 28 June 1854
Author Brown, E. W. (fl. 1854)  
Recipient Stout, John H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his brother. Mentions an outbreak of cholera, "Most of it however is found among emigrants some of the poor and dissipated of the towns also are suffering with it." Discusses the settlement of the Kansas and Nebraska territories, "The settlement of the Kansas & Nebraska territorys is taking place very rapidly. Great numbers of people are crossing over and selecting for themselves homes." Talks of the condition of the soil and land from Missouri to the coast in terms of cultivation. Thinks that a town nearby, Fort Leavenworth, will develop into a large city and mentions they might move there. Writes in a postscript that he just bought his wife a negro woman slave, "...we find negro servants much better than white ones. And as we had to have them we determined to buy rather than hire." Writes to Stout in Carrollton, Illinois.
Subjects Slave Life  Poverty  Immigration and Migration  Health and Medical  Epidemic  Cholera  Westward Expansion  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  African American History  Women's History  Slavery  Servant  
People Brown, E.W. (fl. 1854)  Stout, John H. (fl. 1854)  
Place written Platte City, Missouri
Theme Health & Medicine; Westward Expansion; Agriculture; African Americans; Women in American History; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859