Tuesday, December 20, 2005

1901 Letter from Gardiner in Michigan to Civil War Vet Hayward in Nebraska

Letter from a land speculator CHRIS W GARDINER dated June 18, 1901 at Evart Michigan. The letter is to a J. M. HAYWARD concerning a land grant to civil war union veterans.

The land in question was 80 acres in Seward County, Nebraska that Haywood made a homestead claim upon. The letter goes on to mention that as a veteran he may be
entitled to another 80 acres. The writer goes on to say that he would like to buy the land if available. On the bottom of the letter is the following note. "Miss Anna Hayward married to Willie L Mull, 1883 Terre Haute, Indiana