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Delazon Smith letter to Aaron E. Wait

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1855 Sept 13


Delazon Smith settled in Linn County in 1852 and was one of the first United States Senators from Oregon, elected in 1858. The four page letter is from Delazon Smith, Albany, Oregon Territory, to Aaron E. Wait, on Sept. 13, 1855. Smith offers advice on the case of Lee vs. Summers.


  • Creation: 1855 September 13


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Biographical / Historical

Delazon Smith came to Oregon in 1852, and settled in Linn County. He had political ambitions, served in the Territorial Legislature, and, with Joseph Lane, was one of the first United States Senators from Oregon, elected in 1858.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

Other collections relating to Dalazon Smith at Special Collections and University Archives include: Delazon Smith letters to William H. Smith of Rochester, NY, A112; Delazon Smith letter, CA 1855 Sept 15.

Processing Information

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Guide to the Delazon Smith Letter to Aaron E. Wait
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