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J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862
Roll:2 #8309
Nebraska State Historical Society


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Friend Morton

I received your short note from Chicago and was pleased to know that you had drawn those funds, altho I would have "coralled" them had you not got the start of me.

Everything is serene and peaceful in this neighborhood. The Governor and family departed this vil—lage day before yesterday, and are pro—bably at home by this time. Clopper is up at Onawa visiting Holdbrook.

Luce is bobbing around settling up accounts, and I imagine there are about $1000# in drafts circulating around the town being used as paper money.

"As you might readily expect" we are sailing along finely in the financial.world Good credit and at present plenty of funds. The Marshal is in good spirits

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and his deputy feels well. Yet there is little news to interest one, in fact I do not know that I can impart an item.

With many regards to Mrs Morton and the children

I remain Your friend

John McConihe


I enclose you letters of introduction to Father and John B Kellogg, altho you will need them inasmuch as you are acquainted with Isaac Jo and the "old folks" know you by what I have written almost as well as if you had been at the house. Don't fail to give them a call and say nothing about my borroing funds from Kellogg