• Creator
  • Blaine, Catherine Paine 1829-1908
  • Created Date
  • 1854
  • Description
  • Catherine P. Blaine writes to her family to describe life in Washington Territory for her and her husband, Methodist Episcopal minister, Rev. David E. Blaine. Catherine reflects on all the events that have happened in just one year, noting her marriage and her subsequent move with David to Washington. She explains the differences between their lives one year ago and their lives today, remarking that July 4 is quiet and still, lacking the firin... more
    Catherine P. Blaine writes to her family to describe life in Washington Territory for her and her husband, Methodist Episcopal minister, Rev. David E. Blaine. Catherine reflects on all the events that have happened in just one year, noting her marriage and her subsequent move with David to Washington. She explains the differences between their lives one year ago and their lives today, remarking that July 4 is quiet and still, lacking the firing of cannons and firecrackers that they saw a year ago in New York. She also mentions that they will only see stars at night and not fireworks. She mentions that Seattle's residents are quite excited about the mail and receive unusual items such as a part of wedding cake and a daguerreotype. She writes that their delegate to the legislature, Judge Lancaster, has recently sent her a book with speeches about the death of William R. King. On July 5, Catherine writes that the temperature has dropped, but that on July 8, it rose to 112 degrees... less
  • Format
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    Letter (correspondence)
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