Monday, May 09, 2011

Addison Steuben Co. N.Y.

Letter from Rev. A. H. [Parmelee], Addison, New York to Milton Badger D. D. N. York City, dated Feb 21, 1848.

“The first Presbyterian Church of Addison Steuben Co. N.Y. is in a lumbering community & of its thirteen mail [sic] members all but two are more or less engaged in the lumber business. They are necessarily from home from one to twelve weeks at a time. In all communities where lumber is the principal staple there is I believe more or less [..] desecration & profanity. I have been familiar with the character and conduct of seamen & slave drivers, but never have I found a class of men more rough & vicious than the lumbermen on the Canisteo River.”

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