In this manuscript letter reference is made to the appointment of David Dale Owen to [geologically] survey the state of Wisconsin. Robert Dale called into the office of Secretary of the Treasury who was able to confirm the appointment. The expected salary should be about $2000 per year. Robert Dale believes David has been lucky, as getting paid $2000 dollars per year to survey "comparatively unknown [and] very interesting" country is a "good deal better" that shooting Mexicans for half that sum.
Letter from Robert Dale Owen to Robert Owen
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- ReferenceGB 1499 ROC/15/17/12
- Dates of Creation9 Apr 1847
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