|Scope & Content||
Letter from John Bradsteet, St. Augustine, Feb 10th, 1836, to Martha Bradstreet, Albany, NY. The letter mentions the leader of Indian tribes, King Ose-o-la, alias Powell "...who was originally a half breed of the Creek tribe, but by his intripidity he has raised himself to be the Spartacus of the warring Seminoles."
The letter is one large sheet of paper (39.5 cm x 25 cm) that is folded in half in order to write the letter, then folded again to a 12.7cm x 7.5cm size in order to post. The red stamped postmark on the back of the letter reads "Charleston, SC Feb 23" and "Steamboat".
The circular pressed stamp in the top left corner of the front page has a cross like design in the middle. Around the outer edge is "D.& J. Ames, Springfield"
|Collection||Pat Wickman Geneaology dept|