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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3187.AM:  Alonzo F. Salibury, -1858



Correspondence:  1856

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Legislator

Size:  2 items



BACKGROUND NOTE



Alonzo F. Salisbury was a member of the second, third and fourth Nebraska Territorial Legislatures from 1855-1858. In 1855 he opposed the original bill to grant suffrage to women, and in 1857 he was on the committee appointed to investigate the secession of Florence from Omaha. He was a vestryman of the First Trinity Episcopal congregation in Omaha, and in 1858 he became the first person to be buried in Shinn’s Cemetery.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two letters from Alonzo Salisbury to a C. Marvine of Delaware, both dated 1856. The letters relate to the early history of Omaha. He describes the rapid growth of the town, land sales, etc. and describes his expectations of great potential for the city.



DESCRIPTION



Correspondence, 1856



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Land sales — Nebraska

Legislators — Nebraska

Omaha (Neb.) — History

Salisbury, Alonzo F., -1858



 



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