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Letters written to Caleb and Emily Pierce Carr of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, from family members in Genoa, Locke, and Elmira, New York. Subjects include family and local news, farm conditions, politics, temperance, spiritualism, the Panic of 1857, and homefront reactions to the Civil War. Also, 13 letters to Carr from Henry Queripel, Jr. of New York City, mostly concerning his farm property in Wisconsin, but also commenting on commodity prices and trading conditions, religion, a smallpox epidemic in New York, and the Civil War.

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