Item FC 3213 L55 019.039 - 1849 (Jul) from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

Transcript 1849 July 30 - Letter from Gear

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1849 (Jul) from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.039

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  • July 30, 1849 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face.

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Reverend Ezekiel Gilbert Gear was a missionary and priest of the Episcopal Church in America.

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Place: Fort Snelling

From: E.G. Gear

To: The. Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement, British America

Details: 1pp and integral address face.

Notes: Rev. Gear just received Rev. Smithurst's package sent via Mr. Cook. He is especially happy to receive Church Missionary Society publications. He is also very sorry to hear about Rev. Smithurst's poor health. He has heard reports that cholera is making people sick in many U.S. ports, but it has yet to reach his community. The American President has called for a day of prayer because the epidemic is so bad. Rev. Gear heard that the Bishop of Rupert's Land has been consecrated.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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