Letter from B. C. Macy to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Macy, from Galena, Illinois, writes he has enclosed a [bankers] "draft" for the sum of £48 as per the instructions of Robert Dale Owen.

The the whereabouts of "D.D.O" [David Dale Owen] are discussed, with Macy writing when last he heard, on19th June, he was near the head waters of the "Red River of the North", and expected to reach the settlement of Lord Selkirk [Red River Colony] some 12 days later before moving on through Lake Winnipeg to Lake Superior.

The letter closes with Macy noting he has heard nothing from New Harmony since 18th of May.


Stamped number: 1660