Month: December 2014

  • Starting the First Draft

    I recently started my third journey through the letters and life of Horton Howard. First pass was to transcribe the 150 or so letters written by him, to him, or that mentioned him. ┬áThe second pass was to condense the material in these letters and add material from other historical sources. While working on the…

  • A Matter of Priorities

    Now that I’ve taken a second pass through all the letters and research I’ve accumulated, I notice something interesting about the priorities held by those who settled that part of the Northwest Territory that became Ohio. I’ve mentioned before that Horton Howard led a group of Quakers (or Friends, as members of the Society of…