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Waldensian Cemetery
Barry County,
Missouri

5 August 1875, Neosho Times

The Peirce City Record says: -- Mr. Purdy, Land agent of the A. & P. company, is at present in communication and making negotiation with a committee of eight Italians, who represent forty families who are seeking a location in this section of country. These people are Protestants, of the Christian sect of Waldenses, and are good, industrious looking people, all having money. Their interpreter, Rev. Mr. Solomon, reports the present families to be from South America, where they settled some years ago, but owing to the very disturbed state of the country and the frequent revolutions there, they all desire to leave that country and settle in a more settled and stable government. The present party want seven or eight thousand acres of land in a body, for the present forty families they represent. They also report that when they settle the rest of the colony from South America will also come to them as fast as they can dispose of their property. Also that they are looking for a location for fifty or sixty families at present in Illinois, who desire to move West. Mr. Purdy is taking great pains to locate these parties and suit them in lands. If they should decide to come among us, our people will welcome them and do all they can to make their new home feel pleasant.

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Contributed on 4/9/19

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Submitted: 4/9/19 • Approved: 5/16/19 • Last Updated: 5/19/19 • R818675-G0-S3

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