Thursday, December 09, 2010

Donner and Reed documents up for auction

R. R. Auction of Amherst, New Hampshire, is offering two early documents bearing the signatures of Donner Party leaders.

The first is a petition dated February 16, 1840, asking the Sangamon County Commissioners to extend the Jacksonville Road, signed by George Donner and 37 others. The other document, undated, protests the annulment of the Bloomington Road, and is signed by James F. Reed and over a hundred others.

Bidding opens on December 27 and ends January 12. For more information about the auction, click here.