The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Recently found by viaLibri....

Autograph Letter Signed
Influential Welshman in early Illinois history who led the movement which made Illinois a territory; served under George Rogers Clark and was associated with Moses Austin (father of Stephen) in many Illinois and Missouri mining operations. ALS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 9ΒΌ", St. Genevieve, IL, 1813 July 17. Addressed to Moses Austin (1761-1821). Very good. Minor even age toning. Choice content advising his frequent business partner "that I shall at the next Term of the Court of Common pleas to be holden in and for the County or District of St. Genevieve in the Missouri Territory apply and petition to the said Court to appoint Commissioners for dividing a Tract of land containing Seven thousand one hundred and fifty three arpents thirty two and 2/3 feet situate at the mine a Burton... between you and myself agreeably to our respective Rights and Titles... in pursuance of a Conveyance by you to me... date on or about the 24th Day of June 1807...." Austin had moved from Virginia to Missouri in 1798 and reopened the Mine at Burton, and this provocative document -- which predates the collapse of Austin's fortune in the depression of 1819 but foreshadows it -- suggests an unamicable split between he and Jones. This intriguing document is enhanced further by a docket on the verso by HENRY DODGE (1782-1867), the Wisconsin soldier and pioneer. Raised in the St. Genevieve area, Dodge served as sheriff for the district. Here he notes: "delivered a Copy of the within notice to one Moses Austin on the 19th of July 1813. H Dodge." A superb and attractive piece chronicling an important financial transaction.
      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
Last Found On: 2015-03-06           Check availability:      Biblio    


Browse more rare books from the year 1813

      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.