Letter from Samuel McClanathan, 20 June 1844

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[Hand-drawn map with various features labeled.]
Going an[d] coming into the lake about a half mile from the main channel of A good chance for a wood yard as any other place &c
 
This plot is in this 3 or abou[t] <​4 miles​> from the territory line
 
Road to Belview
 
Road to Iowa city
 
Iowa city
 
Catfish creek
 
Beutiful Bluff
 
Dubuque
 
 
 
Fever River
 
Led mines
 
outlet
 
Situation for a ferry
 
200 acres wood land
 
Lake clear as the fish in in it
 
not for sale
 
good steam boat harbour
 
about 640 acres on in this bench dry
 
For Sale Farm houses log very good hewd
 
Frentress
 
Road from to Dubuke
 
31 miles to Dubuque
 
11 miles to
 
Menomonie River
 
Fair Play
 
5 miles to fair play
 
Bluff
 
Led mines
 
Millstream
 
Led mines
 
20 miles to Plville
 
Plattsville
 
Platt river
 
Led mines
 
The little lake will doubtless be a fine place for steame boats through the winter The bench is from 10 to 15 feet above the present stage of water ie of land
You can come to Dubuque that is if you think best to come and take a look I think this a pleasant situation and mor pleasant than and a better place for steam boats to receive frate &c Steam boats can run into the Lake by the outlet and find good landings outlet principaly deep and about from 60 to 80 r◊◊◊[rods?] <​yds.​> in width [p. [2]]
[Hand-drawn map with various features labeled.]
Going and coming into the lake about a half mile from the main channel of A good chance for a wood yard as any other place &c
 
This plot is in this 3 or about 4 miles from the territory line
 
Road to Belview
 
Road to Iowa city
 
Iowa city
 
Catfish creek
 
Beutiful Bluff
 
Dubuque
 
 
 
Fever River
 
Led mines
 
outlet
 
Situation for a ferry
 
200 acres wood land
 
Lake clear as the fish in it
 
not for sale
 
good steam boat harbour
 
about 640 acres in this bench dry
 
For Sale Farm houses log very good hewd
 
Frentress
 
Road from to Dubuke
 
31 miles to Dubuque
 
11 miles to
 
Menomonie River
 
Fair Play
 
5 miles to fair play
 
Bluff
 
Led mines
 
Millstream
 
Led mines
 
20 miles to Plville
 
Plattsville
 
Platt river
 
Led mines
 
The little lake will doubtless be a fine place for steame boats through the winter The bench is from 10 to 15 feet above the present stage of water ie of land
You can come to Dubuque that is if you think best to come and take a look I think this a pleasant situation and mor pleasant than and a better place for steam boats to receive frate &c Steam boats can run into the Lake by the outlet and find good landings outlet principaly deep and about from 60 to 80 r yds. in width [p. [2]]
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