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The Hammat Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence between members of the Giles and Samuel Hammat families of Wood (later Pleasants) County, (West) Virginia and their relatives in Virginia and Missouri, between 1829 and 1860. Included in this portion of the papers are letters from Samuel B. Hammat to his brother John; they describe his journey down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the winter of 1846-1847. Also of interest are the letters written by various relatives describing their settlements in Missouri in the 1840's and 1850's. Miscellaneous financial papers dating from 1822 to 1862 are also included; itemized store accounts make up the bulk of these documents.


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Span Dates: 1822-1862