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[Allerlei]

Description: Clipping containing small items of news including the following: 100 women from France are going to Mexico for silk growing, a French merchant locked up a thief with a vicious dog who killed him, and Ben Thompson has no shortage of refreshments and melons but welcomes visitors in jail. Reverse is a fragment of a clipping regarding trains.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

[Bill for Mrs. Schneider]

Description: Bill for Mrs. Schneider for flour, potatoes and biscuits, also listing other expenses for her, including transportation. Signed L. Huth.
Date: unknown
Creator: Huth, Louis
Item Type: Text

[Booklet of Verse]

Description: Booklet of verse containing poems in French and German. Titles include: "Manners, a poem", "The Little Man Who's Piss'd", "I am a woman by nature", "Weep with me oh you nightly still rhymes" (signed by R.L.), "A heart that is suffering torment", "Love note", "Having once young man chosen the friends of your beloved", "What are you missing, oh my heart", and a poem from an unknown woman addressed to Wilhelm.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Clipping from Courrier D'Alsace, Cinquiéme année, No. 118]

Description: Clipping from a newsletter dated October 1, 1846 that includes a letter from Huth & Co stating that Texas has good soil, the climate is healthy and all are thriving and states that Pfanner must have been motivated by something other than truth to say such bad things about Texas in his previously published letter. The writer goes on to explain the process of distributing land and refrains from explaining why Pfanner's last letter was written from Mexico and not Texas. Sign by Huth & Co. on September 24, 1846 in Neufreystaedt. Letters and articles are translated into German.
Date: October 1, 1846
Item Type: Clipping

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 103, August 27, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated August 27, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner. The newsletter has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. He states that it is a beautiful country, but hot and dry and while some crops do well, people fare poorly because of fevers. He claims that the population of Texas is drawn from the dregs of humanity. He recommends that people not consider settling in Texas. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: August 27, 1846

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 105, September 4, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated September 1, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner published on September 1, 1846. The newspaper has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. Pfanner discusses how he had to leave his own people for Mexico, which is where he is writing from since he claims letters sent from Texas get destroyed if they aren't positive. Pfanner's opinion is that Texas only offers opportunities for already well-to-do settlers. Note from the publisher at end describes their obligation to publish a note refuting the content of Pfanner's letter. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: September 1, 1846

Courrier du Haut-Rhin. 4ne Année, No. 65, August 7, 1845

Description: Newsletter dated August 7, 1845 discussing the political implications of Texas joining the United States. Articles are presented in both French and German. Also included is a letter signed by Henri Castro regarding unsigned and blank contracts, dated July 31, 1845 in Neufreystaedt, and a time table for travel from the Grand Duchy of Baden.
Date: August 7, 1845

[Document containing medical advice]

Description: Document containing medical advice about rhubarb, quinine, vinegar and saltpeter and for washing detergent and avoiding cholera. Also states what to do to cause vomiting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text