Letter from Samuel McClanathan, 20 June 1844

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20 June inst
Sir
I am not out on the business of hunting City plots &c But hapened to come to Mr Frentress to see a natural sister of mine Mr Frentress wants to sell and Mr Mattor also one is going into the other into or calculate to if they should sell I think this place would be a pleasant pac [place?] and convient to the mines not behind for convenience of any of the mining towns. I did not know but what you mite think it weell to make a settle<​ment​> here all guess work Yankees you know are full of their projects. If you come up to take a look you will be kindly treated call on Mr Frestress 3½ miles from Dubuque land at Dubuque above I did not know but many of the English brethren and Irish would like to work at mining being use to that buisness in the old country I also thought that factories for manufactoring red and white lead for painting might be established here perhaps or somewhere else this is the only place in the region of the mining country on the and if the saints want such a place the prophet will doubtless know if he is a yankee
Your <​x​> is some little aquainted with me I received under his hands my P[atriarchal] Bleig [Blessing] not long ago
Samuel M’Clanathan [McClanathan]
<​x​>
This is generaly considered as a pleasant place for a town I should say a 2nd to By request I wrote this line thinking if you thought <​shoul[d] think​> it best to establish a town here it would be a pleasant place convenient to the mines
NB If you conclude to come send word when you think you can come and Mr Frentress will be her[e] to give you further information
Write to
Jo Davi[es]s Co &c
NB. Land at Dubuque if you come up
3½ from Frentress
see road [p. [1]]
20 June inst
Sir
I am not out on the business of hunting City plots &c But hapened to come to Mr Frentress to see a natural sister of mine Mr Frentress wants to sell and Mr Mattor also one is going into the other into or calculate to if they should sell I think this place would be a pleasant pac [place] and convient to the mines not behind for convenience of any of the mining towns. I did not know but what you mite think it weell to make a settlement here all guess work Yankees you know are full of their projects. If you come up to take a look you will be kindly treated call on Mr Frestress 3½ miles from Dubuque land at Dubuque above I did not know but many of the English brethren and Irish would like to work at mining being use to that buisness in the old country I also thought that factories for manufactoring red and white lead for painting might be established here perhaps or somewhere else this is the only place in the region of the mining country on the and if the saints want such a place the prophet will doubtless know if he is a yankee
Your x is some little aquainted with me I received under his hands my Patriarchal Bleig Blessing not long ago
Samuel M’Clanathan [McClanathan]
x
This is generaly considered as a pleasant place for a town I should say a 2nd to By request I wrote this line thinking if you should think it best to establish a town here it would be a pleasant place convenient to the mines
NB If you conclude to come send word when you think you can come and Mr Frentress will be here to give you further information
Write to
Jo Daviess Co &c
NB. Land at Dubuque if you come up
3½ from Frentress
see road [p. [1]]
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