Sunday, October 7, 2012

Past Prophecies

Morris Sleight, writing in his diary, probably on 30 June 1834:

"Chicago is thought by the Inhabiters is to be[come] the Largest city in the world. I think it is entirely overrated . . . it is a Low Muddy Place and no country within 30 miles to Back it."

He wrote letters (transcribed here) and settled in Napervville.

Morris Sleight papers (1834-1837 & 1850-1854; 1953), diaries, folder 9 of 11, book no. 2, entry preceding 3 July 1834; Chicago History Museum, Chicago.

Harold Henderson, "Past Prophecies," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 7 October 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

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