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This left Hill as their only competitor; for in the spring Offut had closed his store, given up the mill and moved away.
In the autumn Jacob Bale, a Kentuckian, bought the. Bill Clary moved to Texas and Alexander Trent bought his grocery. Sweet want hot sex Bournemouth Lukins and Warburton founded the town of Petersburg, two miles down the river, inAlexander Ferguson moved into Lukins house, took his place as shoemaker, and soon had a thriving business.
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Farmers took their hides to Morris to be tanned, then brought the leather and the measurements of the family feet to Ferguson. Two or three weeks later they would come back with a two-bushel sack, and take home twelve or fifteen pairs of shoes.
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Few new settlers came that year, and some old ones moved away. The Camrons went to Fulton County. James Rutledge moved to a farm on Sand Swingers in hemet ca. On September 17,Mathew S. Marsh, who lived two miles southwest of New Salem, wrote to his brother: "You ask is there a pros pect of my place growing rapidly.
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It was scheduled to begin the return trip the same day, arrive at New Salem Tuesday morning, and reach Springfield that afternoon. More often than not, however, it was hours or even days late; and in very bad weather it didn't run at all. The fare for through passengers was nine dollars; for way passengers, six and a quarter cents pussy in alma mi swinging mile. Since it cost about a dollar and a half to get to Springfield, Lincoln sel dom rode the stage in his numerous trips back and forth.
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Large thorns were used to pin the packages. While other stores failed, his prospered as long as the village survived. On September 4,his partnership with McNeil was dissolved by mutual consent, and Hill continued in busi ness.
Peter Cartwright, his Top need Yonkers now enemy, claimed that he had always believed that Hill had no soul until he put a quarter to his lips and his soul "came up to get it.
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Occasionally they had a loft. With few exceptions they had one or two rooms.
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On Sunday when the young men all dressed up in their jeans, and the young ladies in their best bow dresses, it was all parlor. At night it was all bed-room. In those built later, these fittings were often of iron. Those ante dating the mill had puncheon floors, and were of cruder construction than those for which planks for floors, ceil ings and siding could be sawed at the.
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On windy days persons with "cat and clay" chimneys had to go outside frequently and look at them to be sure they were not on fire. Roofs were built of clapboards or shingles—sometimes called "shakes"—held in place by nails or by logs, known as "weight poles," laid across.
Walls were of logs, notched and fitted together at the corners, and chinked with sticks and plaster made of mud and hair. Doors were of frame construction. Those with wooden latches had buckskin latchstrings, which were tied to the latch and passed outside through a hole above it.
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Two of New Salem's stores were of frame construction. Hill's store, his residence, and Offut's store had porches. Almost all New Salem structures had glass windows; for there was a glazier at Springfield at least as early asand glass and nails were available at St. Louis before that time. Because the prevailing winter winds were from the north and west, windows were almost always cut in the south or east walls.
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The mud for the bricks was trampled by oxen. None of the houses in New Salem was of brick, although there were some brick houses close by. On the bluff above the river, the New Salem settlers were more exposed to the elements than their neighbors in the lowlands.
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At times the wind drove the stinging wood smoke back into the room.