Letter, Dec. 17, 1837.
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Rev. Joseph Shaw came to Australia in 1862 and was appointed Missionary to the Aborigines of Australia on October 17th, 1862. He undertook Christian missionary work with Aborigines at Yelta, a Church of England mission near the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, from 1862-1866. Later he served at the Poonindie Mission in South Australia as Assistant Manager; at Coranderrk Mission, Vic. from 1882-1885; and as a Superintendent of Coranderrk, 1885-1908. From the description of D...
From Jacksonville, Illinois, sixth governor of the state, had previously served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the state legislature, and U.S. Congress. Born in Paris, Kentucky, came to Illinois, where his brother Matthew was the publisher of the Kaskaskia "Herald", after the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Caldwell Smith in 1828 and the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ill. Duncan had been quite wealthy, but due to financial problems within the state and a corrupt relative, he died leav...