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Letters to Kaercher commenting on education, economic and social conditions, the costs of travel, revivals among students and laymen, Taylorism (New Haven theology), Millerism (Millerite movement), the need of ministers among German immigrants of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the American Tract Society, religion on the frontier, epidemics, the Reverend Albert Barnes, Dr. Tyng, and other divines; commissions and reports to the American Home Missionary Society, licenses to preach, accounts as to expenses and salaries; correspondence of Rev. Kaercher during the Civil War with the Woman's Central Association of Relief, sermons, and a few Anti-Masonic and Anti-Slavery items. Also, Packer family papers, including deeds, agreements, accounts, receipts, personal and business correspondence of the Packer, Mason, and Kaercher families; veterinary formulas of Johnathan Packer; includes diaries, essays, poetry, and miscellanea. Families are centered in Preston, Chenango County, New York.

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