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Sufferers' Land - Post 43 - An Abolitionist Comes to Norwalk

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An Abolitionist Comes to Norwalk

by Dave Barton

After the failure of his business, Henry Buckingham had been elected County Treasurer. One evening in the fall of 1842, he came out of the Court House at dusk and noticed a respectable looking middle-aged man standing alone in front of the bank. 350 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 41 - The Benedict Family

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The Benedict Family

by Dave Barton

Platt Benedict was not in as bad a situation as Henry Buckingham although the failure of The Norwalk Manufacturing Company must have disappointed him. 583 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 40 - Disappointment and Despair

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Disappointment and Despair

by Dave Barton

Platt Benedict and Henry Buckingham founded The Norwalk Manufacturing Company in 1829, but it was never a great success. 411 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 39 - High Hopes for a Bright Future

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High Hopes for a Bright Future

by Dave Barton

For Henry Buckingham, August 1839 was a time of promise and anticipation. He looked forward to again becoming a grandfather, and to finally achieving success in business. 475 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 38 - A Newlywed's Life

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A Newlywed’s Life

by Dave Barton

Lucy Wickham returned to Norwalk in October 1835, and she and Frederick set up housekeeping at 61 West Main Street, owned by the firm  731 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 36 - Lucy Visits Her In-laws

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Lucy Visits Her In-laws

by Dave Barton

Frederick Wickham and Lucy Preston married in January 1835. That summer, Frederick went back to the lake and the schooner  316 more words

Sufferers' Land - Post 35 - Lily of the Garden

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Lily of the Garden

by Dave Barton

Lucy Preston loved flowers and often worked in the garden in front of her home. One day in the mid-eighteen-thirties, her love of gardening changed her life. 336 more words