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Oliver, William [1843 ], Eight Months in Illinois: With Information to Immigrants (Newcastle upon Tyne) Permission: Northern Illinois University.

Burlend, Rebecca [1848 ], A True Picture of Emigration; Or Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America; Being a Full and Impartial Account of the Various Difficulties and Ultimate Success of an English Family who Emigrated from Barwick-In-Elmet, Neer Leeds, in the Year 1831. (London: G. Berger) Permission: Northern Illinois University.

Rynning, Ole; Blegen, Theodore C., editor [1838], Ole Rynning's Account Of America (Minneapolis: The Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1926) Permission: The Norwegian-American Historical Association.

McCrady, S. I. [1848], Letter from S. I. McCrady to J. C. Clark Concerning an Upcoming Land Sale (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

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