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Scope and Contents This collection contains five letters relating family matters, three of them from Achsa Waters of Independence and Union, Michigan, to her family (Otis) in Steuben County, New York. She mentions visits to Oberlin, Ohio; a trip through Memphis to Vicksburg, Mississippi (1864) to teach the "colored people" and to deliver clothing from Oberlin and Union. Another letter, form Otis B. Waters of Genessee County, New York to his uncle, talks of finances and an impending trip "West" to be married....
Dates: 1860 - 1865