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1871 Jan. 11

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Concord (Penn.) - Samp King tells his cousin Louisa Gass about sleigh rides, visiting a spelling school, and the upcoming marriage of Mollie Sterr and Dr. Johnston, which he believes is a bad match. There has been a lot of drama in Perry County because of a house fire that killed a man, his wife and 2 of their children. The oldest son escaped the fire but was a suspect because a bottle of chlorofor... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1867 Sept. 28

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Duncannon (Penn.) - Samp King's letter to his cousin Louisa is mostly on behalf of Jane, who has a hurt finger and cannot write the letter herself. She and Charley had a good trip to Niagara Falls before they picked up Harry to bring him home with them. His sister was in Philadelphia and is now visiting Ickesburg. Samp was travelling in the West and noted how warm and dry it had been around the country... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1871 Aug. 6

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Clearfield (Penn.) - Samp King tells his cousin Louisa Gass about traveling, ending up in Democratic Clearfield, Pennsylvania and attending a Presbyterian Church sermon. He talks about his distaste for bigotry, for instance when the Lutheran, Baptist and Presbyterian churches along the West Branch protest a camp-meeting by the Methodists because it violated the Sabbath. Samp asks about Nort's wife and if ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1871 Oct. 29

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Hagerstown (Md.) - Samp King opens the letter to his cousin Louisa Gass talking about health, Sis's toothache, and her visit to the young dentist who broke off her tooth, making matters worse for her. Charley is going to school, but Samp doesn't think the schools are very good. He tells of his visit with Mr. Beck and five young ladies at his boarding house in Chambersburg. He calls Mr. Beck a "q... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers