Letter from Samuel McClanathan, likely between 20 June 1842 and 20 June 1844

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[Section 1
Iowa city
This plot is in this 3 or abou[t] <​4 miles​> from the territory line
Road to Iowa city
Road to Belview [Bellevue]
[Section 2]
Going an[d] coming into the lake about a half mile from the main channel of A good chance for a wood yard as any other place &c
Catfish creek
[Section 3]
Fever River Led mines
Led mines
[Section 4]
Be[a]utiful Bluff
Dubuque
outlet
Situation for a ferry
200 acres wood land
Lake clear as the fish in in it
not for sale
good steam boat harbour
about 640 acres on in this bench dry
For Sale Farm houses log very good hewd
Frentress
Road from to Dubuke [Dubuque]
3 miles to Dubuque
11 miles to
Menomonie [Menomonee] River
Fair Play
5 miles to fair play
Bluff
Millstream
Led mines
20 miles to Pl[atte]ville
Plattsville
Platt river
[Section 5]
Led mines
The little lake will doubtless be a fine place for steame boats through the winter The bench is from 10 to 15 feet above the present stage of water ie of land
You can come to Dubuque that is if you think best to come and take a look I think this a pleasant situation and mor pleasant than s and a better place for steam boats to receive frate &c Steam boats can run into the Lake by the outlet and find good landings outlet principaly deep and about from 60 to 80 r◊◊◊ <​yds.​> in width [p. [2]]
[Section 1
Iowa city
This plot is in this 3 or about 4 miles from the territory line
Road to Iowa city
Road to Belview [Bellevue]
[Section 2]
Going and coming into the lake about a half mile from the main channel of A good chance for a wood yard as any other place &c
Catfish creek
[Section 3]
Fever River Led mines
Led mines
[Section 4]
Beautiful Bluff
Dubuque
outlet
Situation for a ferry
200 acres wood land
Lake clear as the fish in it
not for sale
good steam boat harbour
about 640 acres in this bench dry
For Sale Farm houses log very good hewd
Frentress
Road from to Dubuke [Dubuque]
3 miles to Dubuque
11 miles to
Menomonie Menomonee River
Fair Play
5 miles to fair play
Bluff
Millstream
Led mines
20 miles to Platteville
Plattsville
Platt river
[Section 5]
Led mines
The little lake will doubtless be a fine place for steame boats through the winter The bench is from 10 to 15 feet above the present stage of water ie of land
You can come to Dubuque that is if you think best to come and take a look I think this a pleasant situation and mor pleasant than s and a better place for steam boats to receive frate &c Steam boats can run into the Lake by the outlet and find good landings outlet principaly deep and about from 60 to 80 yds. in width [p. [2]]
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