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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionJames Corbin (1791-1860) lived in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He is buried there is Southlawn cemetery. Pliny Moore (1759-1822) was the founder of the town of Champlain, New York. He served in the revolutionary war and after received the Smith and Graves patent, a parcel of land more than 11,000 acres in size. He served in several town offices in Champlain, including postmaster and judge, as well as operating sawmills and textile mills. Letter transcription: Dear Sir, The reason I did not come to tend your mill last spring was because the letter you wrote me dated 1 of March I didn’t receive it until the 12 of April and inform me that if I could be there in 2 or 3 weeks you would employ me as we agreed and therefore I concluded it would not do any good for me to come. It was a great disappointment to me because I was all ready to come whenever I got word. It is impossible for me to come now for I am in partnership with my brother in the farm and Mills and must take care our crops and settle our [bushels] this winter. I know nothing to the contrary but what I can come next spring I will let you know by uncle Corbin this winter. James Corbinen_US
dc.description.abstractA letter from James Corbin of Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Mr. Pliny Moore of Champlain [New York], dated October 2, 1813. The letter refers to Pliny Moore’s desire to employ James Corbin at his mill and James’ difficulty in accommodating this request due to his partnership in running a farm and mill with his brother.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 448
dc.subjectCorbin, James.en_US
dc.subjectMoore, Pliny.en_US
dc.titleJames Corbin letter, October 2, 1813en_US

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