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Arthur, Timothy Shay [1848], Advice to Young Ladies (Boston: Phillips and Sampson) 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.

Lincoln, Abraham, et al [1839], Petition of Sarah Martin for a Divorce from Nathaniel B. Martin (Unpublished MSS) Permission: Illinois State Archives.

Stewart, Catherine [1843], New Homes in the West (Nashville: Cameron and Fall) Permission: Northern Illinois University.

Rutherford, Lucinda [1844], Letter of Lucinda Rutherford to Mrs. Frances Bowman, January 15, 1844. Independence (Hendrick, Willene and George Hendrick, eds. On the Illinois Frontier: Dr. Hiram Rutherford, 1840-1848. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1981) Permission: Northern Illinois University.

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