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March 12, 1830-March 14, 1830.+-

March 12, 1830-March 14, 1830.

From Paradise caravan turns north through Nelson, crossing Kaskaskia River at Willow Ford, four miles southeast of present Sullivan. Trail then passes through Chipps and Lovington to Decatur. [On night of March 14, 1830 they camp in village square of Decatur. Decatur, granted post office a week before their arrival, contains less than a dozen log houses set in grove of oaks. ISLA—Bulletin, No. 11.