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Davenport-Demokrat.1874-02-12.Besteuerung-von-Kircheneigentum.jpg

The text of the petition, translated from an English petition in circulation at the time, requests that the Iowa General Assembly revoke the tax-exempt status of church property. In support, it claims that the value of church property (in Iowa?)…
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 835 PM - SpauldingL_Dow-LongmanMarraigeResponse.jpg

Harrison County secretary of defense wrote to Mr. Metcalf regarding a teacher being ousted in a local newspaper when she got married. At the time, school teachers were not allowed to be married, and this publicity hurt her reputation, as well as the…
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_GermanSchoolsLetter_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

Letter informing Metcalf about a Holland School in Sanborn, Iowa. He originally thought it was a German school but found out it was not upon arrival.
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_PublicSchoolsAndChurchesLetter_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

This letter is written by a citizen of Clarence, Iowa, stating that German was not being taught in any of the public schools. After pointing this out, the writer informs his subject that there was a German Lutheran Church conducting its services in…
Carroll-Demokrat.1884-07-11.Prohibition-Informants.Crop.jpg

Anecdotal reports on the increase in the demand for whiskey, activities of possible informants at pharmacies, and a beer-free circus.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 925 PM - SpauldingL_SouthDakotacouncilofdefense.jpg

The secretary of South Dakota state council of defense asks Mr. Metcalf to mail him a copy of all Iowa
198708-997118 - Gustafson Johnie - May 3, 2016 1000 PM - GustafsonJ D.J.MurphytoH.J.Metcalf Metcalf_1.jpg

This letter is addressed to Herbert J. Metcalf from D. J. Murphy, and attorney from Waukon, Iowa. This letter informs Metcalf that there is a $136.00 Check enclosed to raise money for the men from Allamakee at Camp Dodge. It was noted that the…
DM-Iowa-Post.1860-06-30.Lincoln-für Präsident.Half-Crop.jpg

In 1860, the Iowa Wöchentliche Post, a Republican newspaper based in Des Moines, announced the nomination of Abraham Lincoln as Republican candidate for President to its readers.
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