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Charles Hiram Mattoon letter to Reuben C. Hill

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1862 Jan 18] 1
Identifier: CA 1862 Jan 18

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter of January 18, 1862, warning Hill of rumours that he favored slavery.

Mattoon, writing from Belpassi, Oregon, warns Hill that a letter on behalf of Shilo Baptist Church has harmed Hill, and that a Willamette Baptist Association summary cited Hill as favoring slavery.


  • 1862 January 18


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Biographical / Historical

Charles Hiram Mattoon (1826-1918) from New York, became a Baptist minister. He travelled to Oregon in 1851 and became one of the first licensed Baptist preachers in the state.

Reuben C. Hill was also a minister, and he served in the territorial government of Oregon, in the 1857 Oregon house, as a representative of Benton County.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Charles Hiram Mattoon and Reuben C. Hill were both early ministers of Oregon, and Hill also served in the Oregon territory government, in 1857. The collection contains a letter of January 18, 1862 from Mattoon to Hill, warning Hill about rumours that he favored slavery.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA