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Code Duello: Letters Concerning the Prentiss-Tucker Duel of 1842 By Virginia Quitman McNealus et al.
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Reprint of a book that contains the correspondence pertaining to a duel between Senator Sargeant S. Prentiss and Gov. T. M. Tucker, both of Mississippi, in the year 1842. The challenge is in Mr.... More > Prentiss’ own handwriting, evidently thrown off in a white heat of anger; all of Governor Tucker’s letters are in his own hand, and are the ones received by Gen. John A. Quitman, of Mississippi, Mr. Prentiss’ second in this affair. The other letters are the original drafts made by General Quitman of the letters sent by him to Governor Tucker. This book was originally published in 1931 for the members of the Book Club of Texas. PrenticeNet has recreated this book from an original copy of "Code Duello" in the Prentice Museum collection. It is provided as an interesting historical document relating to a prominent “Prentice” (Prentiss in this case) from our past.< Less
Kibbe Genealogical Notes By Doreen Potter Hanna
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Traces the lineage of male descendants of Edward and Mary (Partridge) Kibbe who emigrated to the Boston area around 1645, through their three sons, James, Elisha, and Joshua. Edward Kibbe died... More > November 1, 1694, and is buried in the "Old Burying Ground" on Church Street, in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Information on their descendants is carried down, in some cases, to the 1960s. NOTICE: Most of this book (540 pages) was scanned from the original typed publication of the book; it was not transcribed and re-keyed. This book has been republished with the permission of the author's children. If you'd like to see a sample of these scanned pages, and review the full front matter and index, visit< Less
Ebenezer Gay Jr's Record of Deaths in his Parish, 1795-1814 By Ebenezer Gay
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Ebenezer Gay, Jr. served as pastor of the first Congregational Church in Suffield Connecticut from 1796 to 1826. He kept a diary of the deaths in the community from 1795 to 1814. The original... More > manuscript (currently stored at the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield) is difficult to read and in fragile condition. A mimeographed copy of a typed transcription of the diary was purchased by the editor from Tuttle Antiquarian Books, in Rutland, Vermont, in 1997. Neither the librarian at the Kent Memorial Library nor the curator at the Suffield Historical Society were aware of the existance of a typed transcription of this diary. It is currently unknown who transcribed the original diary, but it is likely that a woman named Frances Edwards, who dealt with old books and manuscripts may have been the person. The records in this book were copied from the typed transcription of the original document. Extreme care has been taken to reproduce the typed transcription as faithfully as possible.< Less