William Daniel Himes to Charles Francis Himes, April 13, 1857

Source citation
Himes, William Daniel, to Charles Francis Himes, New Oxford, PA, 13 April 1857. MC 2000.1, Charles Francis Himes Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Author (from)
William Daniel Himes
Recipient (to)
Himes, Charles Francis
Date Certainty
Matthew Dudek
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New Oxford April 13th 1857
Charles F. Himes.
Dear Son, yours from St. Louis and from Glascow. Kansas City and Fillmore were received I am of opinion you are spending your time and money in travling about and find all is not gold that glitters: I was in hopes you would have met Wm Lynch: but it appears you did not nor did you receive a letter from him; when you write about your going to do any thing such as going to Kansas with Lynch etc. do not write unless you are certain as we told Mr John Lynch that you were going with Wm etc. and it all turns out not to be son; and others enquiring after and your whereabouts: we had to tell the same Mr. Lynch received a letter from Wm Dated March 24th when on his return home written on the boat as they were passing the mouth of the Kansas or else Kaw river I do not recollect wich, he had been to Lawrence him and a Doctor from Keakuk and there bought $2000. worth of lots which he thinks will double in a few months. they went over the county on Horse back I think among some of the Indian tribes etc. 50 miles from Lawrence is 50 miles up the Kaw river laid off a town and

and named it Keakuk and appropriated 20 lots to build a hotel and school House and says much cannot be lost if nothing is made as it cost them $50 a piece etc.: I would advise you to engage at some thing permanent or come home and get a little experience in business before you engage out there. Samuel McTaggert, James Gitt and his Brotherinlaw Mr. W[illegible], and perhaps Henry Eichelberger and one F[illegible] from Hanover intend starting for Mo. and Kansas about the 1st of May. Mr. Nail and wife Catharine intend going to Middletown Ohio about the 1st of [illegible] or June she to remain there and he talks of going to Kansas McTaggert thinks he will stop in Mo. and may hunt you up: Edward Dike starts in a few days for Mo. I think he goes to Henry who is engaged in dictating the slavery lands in Mo- and levying on the river by contract: Lewis Barnitz is now in the store since 1st of March it will allow Uncle Alex and I more time to go from home = I herewith also send a letter for you received from Carlisle a few days since all well write on receipt of this Your Father Wm Danl Himes
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