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  • Letter from Eloy Rufs to Henry and Willis Van Riper

    Letter from Eloy Lane Rufs to Henry and Willis Van Riper discussing family life, farming, price of food and inquiring about the well being of other family members

  • Letter from John Van Riper to Henry Van Riper

    Letter from John Van Riper to Henry Van Riper inquiring about the well being of various family members and sharing news of Macy Marshall.

  • Letter from Old, Bach to Friends

    Letter from Old Bach to his friends talking about never marrying and advising his audience to marry young

  • Detroit to Fort Sackville, 1778-1779: the journal of Normand MacLeod

    In 1777 Normand MacLeod, a British army officer, assumed the post of town major of Detroit, then a British colony on the frontier of late eighteenth-century America. Although it was not in the forefront of action in the American Revolution, the fort at Detroit had an important role because its strategic location made it a point of interest to military leaders on both sides.

    Under the leadership of Captain Normand MacLeod, the city of Detroit played a role in the War for Independence that is …