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Letter to Willard Hall Rees from Elizabeth Rees about Family in Ohio

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Letter to Willard Hall Rees from Elizabeth Rees about Family in Ohio

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Letter addressed to Willard Hall Rees from his mother Elizabeth Stout Rees who is still living in Ohio. His mother tells Willard about her recent episode of illness, but is now healthy and able to do everyday tasks again. There are currently five boys living at home who attend school. The entire family is healthy at home besides his grandfather who has recently passed away. When the grandfather passed away he did not leave a will resulting in David Austin Rees to fight his Aunt for a portion of what was left of the farm. Elizabeth wishes to have her son return home this upcoming fall; she has not met his family yet and wishes to. As much as she wishes for Willard to visit with his family she is afraid of the dangers that accompany such a long journey. There is a new railroad being built near their farm that goes to Indiana, the company building the rail road is offering the family money to have the rail road go through their farm. Elizabeth plans on making a trip with Olivia Rebecca Rees to Delaware soon. The original letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many letters between family members in Oregon and Ohio.

Creator

Rees, Elizabeth Stout

Date

1851

Identifier

PUA_MS32_46.pdf

Citation

Rees, Elizabeth Stout, “Letter to Willard Hall Rees from Elizabeth Rees about Family in Ohio,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed November 22, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/6108.

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