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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated December 28, 1838, is written from D. B. Strickland to Elizabeth Champion informing her that he has arrived at his destination. Strickland goes on to tell her all the places he's visited in Illinois and how busy he expects to be while in Vandalia. Strickland compares Illinois to New England, deciding that he prefers New England because of it's health and luxuries. He goes on to describe two deaths he's aware of since being in Vandalia, that of a legislator and that of citizen. The conclusion of the letter is written cross-hatch across the first three pages in a lighter ink and is difficult to read.
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Letter, D. B. Strickland to Elizabeth Champion, December 28, 1838, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.