J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt
[deleted: will?] Dr. Jackson will arrive at Sitka on the incoming steamer & will spend a couple of months in having the inclement weather of this inhospitable country. “The bells will ring, the [illegible] will shout & the people will all turn out” when Dr J. comes marching along – we hear already his great name mentioned – look out for a new edition of Alaska by Rev. R. J. this fall – This time he comes alone. We are very sorry that Rev. Mr. Lyons & wife have left Sitka & have located in Oregon, they were nice people & good friends & we miss them very much. You will be surprised to hear that Major Morris has relieved Col. Ball as collector of [illegible] here – Major Morris is expected on the August steamer to resume the duties of the office, it is said that he will bring a lot of new depu[illegible] with him. There is a movement on foot to hold a convention at Harrisburgh to call an election for a Delegate to Congress to represent the Territory, it is thought that Col. Ball will receive the majority of votes. Major Berry will likely be the other aspirant to the position. We will be very sorry to lose Col Ball & family & Doctor D[illegible[ Laney, it seems
Steamer Favorite, Kilisnoo, Alaska
1881 Jul 9
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0658
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