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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Dates: August 21, 1860

Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

The biggest share of this 8-page letter is devoted to comments on the weather and the environment, in and around Atchison, where Ingalls now had a law practice (for a time, he continued to live in Sumner). He missed some aspects of "Massachusetts weather," but overall he thought Kansas superior: "I have not had a cold in six months and but one or two since I came here . . . [and] The attacks of melancholy and despondency to which I was once a prey have also almost entirely disappeared." Ingalls also wrote of two arson fires--"a large grocery house" and "the steamer Hesperian," and the expected fate of the suspect then in custody.

  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
  • John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls
John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls