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Mid nineteenth century Western Expansion pioneer letter, 3pp. 4to., written by Charles E. Converse, St. Lawrence Hotel, Ogdensburgh, [New York], January 17, 1856, to his mother about the drowning of an unfortunate traveler, in part: "…a very distressing event has just occurred…[on] the St. Lawrence two or three evenings since two men started to cross the river on the ice but owing to the darkness & partly to the inebriety of the drive the road was deserted…driver & passenger were all swallowed by the current into an air hole. The horse & sleigh have been taken out…today the body of the drunken driver was also secured…it is reported that he had $7000 on his person…tomorrow a large force is to be employed in the sad office of trying to recover the body…Ogdensburg and Rosin's [?] Point are the most miserable places to spend time…Wisconsin is about as much in advance of them in point of enterprise & thrift as you can easily concern. Give me Wisconsin of Jamaica Plain [Mass.] for all anywhere else…Charlie E. Converse." Also included is the original stamped transmittal cover. Light toning, else VG.
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Ice Flows; St. Lawrence River Drownings & Ogdensburg Most Miserable Places.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $130.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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