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Letter from Henry Ware Lawton to George

March 1st, 1898 Los Angeles, Cal: Dear George, Yessir. They came from my ranch, (and I have 2000 cases just like them) and I plucked them with “my very own little hands”. also packed them, painted your name on the … Continue reading

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Letter written by Sanford Lawton

Longmeadow August 9, 1853 My Dear friend, Your kind letter of the 21st ult. came to hand soon after its date, the perusal of which afforded me a pleasure next to that of a personal interview. It served to call … Continue reading

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Letter from Abigail Lawton to her son Nathan Lawton

As in Nathan’s brother Joseph’s letter, his mother seems to say she cannot attend Nathan’s wife Esther’s funeral due to circumstances that are unmentioned. My Mothers Letter (1837) on the Death of my Wife Esther Nathan Lawton, Rome, Onieda Co, … Continue reading

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Letter from Joseph Warner Lawton to Nathan Lawton

Joseph Warner Lawton wrote this letter to his brother Nathan Lawton. Joseph married Catherine Jenis October 19, 1837, which dates this letter. Nathan’s wife Esther Wiggins Lawton died October 22, 1837. I do not know why Joseph felt he could … Continue reading

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1862 Letter, written by Daniel Lawton to his sister Julia

Transcribed by Leo Lawton Daniel L Lawton was born in 1836, the son of Oliver and Roena (Howe) Lawton, great grandson of Oliver and Ann (Rathbun) Lawton, first of the family to leave Rhode Island for New York. Daniel joined … Continue reading

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