• Creator
  • Ebey, Isaac N. 1818-1857
  • Created Date
  • 1853
  • Description
  • Isaac N. Ebey writes to his brother, Winfield S. Ebey, to describe life and the political affairs of Washington Territory. He writes from his post at the Custom House at Olympia. He notes that he has been occupied with his wife, Rebecca's ailing health as she has been bedridden since May from tuberculosis. Isaac also discusses the recent construction of a road through the Cascade Mountains to the Puget Sound, the railroad survey from Minnesota... more
    Isaac N. Ebey writes to his brother, Winfield S. Ebey, to describe life and the political affairs of Washington Territory. He writes from his post at the Custom House at Olympia. He notes that he has been occupied with his wife, Rebecca's ailing health as she has been bedridden since May from tuberculosis. Isaac also discusses the recent construction of a road through the Cascade Mountains to the Puget Sound, the railroad survey from Minnesota to Washington conducted by Governor Stevens, the increase in shipping commerce on the Sound, a possible move of the Customs House from Olympia to Port Townsend, and the organization of the government for Washington Territory. He mentions that there are approximately twenty candidates for the position of territorial Delegate to Congress and that his friends have asked him to become a candidate. He writes, however, that he has promised his wife that he will not become a candidate as she does not want him to leave her anymore. He also gives... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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