Tell everyone who inquires after us that we think the country will prove very agreeable to us. We are only sorry that we did not come earlier, but “better late than never.” The land in general is exceptionally good, and although thousands come here the country is so immense that there is yet plenty of Government land.
John and Margaret Owen, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1847. Letter home to family members in Wales.
via: “Documents: Immigrant Letters,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 13:4 (1930)