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Larrabee & Edmonds Attorneys writing to Milwaukee about an Estate (Death on a Steamer)

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Larrabee & Edmonds Attorneys writing to Milwaukee about an Estate (Death on a Steamer)
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Two letters on Larrabee & Edmonds, Attorneys, Portland, Oregon. The first is dated April 18, 1867 on steamship Henry Chauncey near Aspinwall (drop off for passengers heading to the west on the coast of Panama). This is a three page letter written by Charles H Larrabee (same name on letterhead) on the death of his mother. It goes into great, day-to-day detail of the sickness. The second letter is addressed to a Matthew Keenan of Milwaukee. It addresses the money that is own to the dearly departed Elizabeth Larrabee. It also addresses a downtown Portland lot. There are four $1,000 payments coming up and since this is a financial document there is a 2c adhesive revenue stamp. Charles H. Larrabee must be the Charles Larrabee that was a lawyer, engineer and surveyor in the midwest and south. He moved to Wisconsin in 1847 and was elected to the second constitutional convention. In 1858 he was elected to Congress. Despite his age he enlisted as a private when the Civil War broke out. He worked his way up to colonel, but disease forced his retirement in August of 1863. After the war he sought the climate of California, Oregon and Washington. In Washington he was a member of the Constitutional Convention and was one of the founders of the University of Seattle. He was killed in a train accident at the Tehachapi Loop. (Potter Collection) Date: 1866 Location: Portland, Oregon HWAC# 59439