Robert Body was from Herefordshire, England and emigrated to U.S.A., to settle at Oriskany, N.Y.
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The fonds consists of a notebook "Mrs. Newton's Book". It consists of a handwritten letter from Robert Body containing an account of his family's voyage to America and a description of their prospects as settlers there.
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New York (State)--Oriskany--History; Oriskany (N.Y.)--History; United States--Immigration--19th century