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Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “H. H. Spalding, born 1803. To bro(?) Dickenson with love.” Transcription from back: ““H. H. Spalding born Nov 26 1803 Bath N.Y. Educated W. R. Col. & Lane Sem. O. Married to Eliza Hart 1833 ordained by Bath Presbtery 1835 _ with his wife of A. B. C. F. M. & in comp. with Dr. & Mrs. Whitman crossed the mts in 1836, first white women to cross which established the Grt. Emgrt. Route, which set the coast with Am. Settlement & this country. Estab. first press and print. first book on this coast 1839, saw God’s word with simple means[.] Change a savage tribe in 11 yrs to a church & school going & Sabbath loving people 100 converted, 234 in schools, 25,000 bushels grain raised yearly.”

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Spalding, H. H.

Transcription from front: “Your brother in Christ, 1868, Age 65, Brownsville, Oregon, H. H. Spalding.” Transcription from back: “To dear brother Lewis, but if gone home, to some of his family, from his bro. (brother) H. H. Spalding, born Bath (?) N.Y. 26 Nov 1803. [W]ith his wife & Doct. Whitman & wife crossed Rocky Mts. & the continent to Pacific 1836. First white woman to cross[.] This settled the question & established the Grt. Emgrt. R__t & setld this coast with Amers. Mrs. S. taught good woman to weave. Mr. S. printed first book in /39 & first press on Pacific coast by blessing of God[.] Nez Perces raised 25,000 bushels yearly[.] 500 in school over 100 converted[.]”

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