• Creator
  • Blaine, David, 1824-1900
  • Created Date
  • 1856
  • Description
  • Reverend David E. Blaine writes to his family to describe life in Portland, Oregon Territory and share his beliefs about the spread of slavery in the Union. He states that an unusual amount of rain that has prevented many people from attending church meetings. He mentions the possibility of Native American hostilities near Portland within the oncoming month. In case of an attack, people have been preparing to hide at the Colville mines where m... more
    Reverend David E. Blaine writes to his family to describe life in Portland, Oregon Territory and share his beliefs about the spread of slavery in the Union. He states that an unusual amount of rain that has prevented many people from attending church meetings. He mentions the possibility of Native American hostilities near Portland within the oncoming month. In case of an attack, people have been preparing to hide at the Colville mines where many miners have been earning $8 to $30 per day. Blaine also writes that gold has been found within 60 miles of the Dalles. To his list of complaints, Blaine adds that there has been an excess of grasshoppers and a wide spread of diseases including dysentery, bilious fever, cholera and ague fever. Blaine refers to the recent Kansas Massacre that occurred in May between proslavery and antislavery settlers. He believes that slavery should not spread to the territories. He also believes that Union ought to be dissolved over the question of... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
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