1871 letter from Manchester, Iowa Quaker, giving land prices for farm land.

Iowa: 1871. Autograph letter dated June 11, 1871 to "Uncle Ebb" from A. H. Blackman. The author is Almanzo H. Blackman, b. New York about 1838, a Quaker who in 1860 was a farmer in Wisconsin in Little Grant. He is listed beneath "Ebenezer Beach", aged 63, also a farmer originally from New York, who is "Uncle Eb," the receiver of this letter. Blackman is eager to reestablish contact with his uncle, wanting to send pictures by return mail. Although he is "at work in Manchester yet", he says the "Friends in Wisconsin are all well". He also states his father sold his place to McKinny; Alphonso Henderson is comming (sic) to Iowa, James Henderson and wife live here and are well. His father has "bought three Eighties here in Iowa... he gave Eight Dollars per acre for it." Almanzo married Ursula Henderson 10 Apr 1862 in Grant, Wisconsin. In the 1880 census, he listed living in Oelwein Iowa with Ursula, occupation "traveling salesman". Guess the farming didn't work out so well. Ursula writes on the verso, mentioning the Cauffman's of Little Grant Iowa, who have now gone to Newton, Jasper County, Iowa. The Cauffman's are also listed on the 1860 census for Little Grant. White paper, 2pp, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4", period folds, small ragged edge on one side. (Source for biographical data: Ancestry.com). Nice period condition overall. Item #24239

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