Since we were so busy yesterday, I was not able to post our day 2 adventures. We spent a few hours in Hartford at the Connecticut Historical Society doing some research. Thanks to the folks at CHS, we discovered some important information on a few of Oliver’s family members and friends. Also, I was able to view a letter written by Henry Sexton, a close friend of Oliver who would later die of disease as Oliver attended to him.
Back in Simsbury, we received the tour of the grounds of the Simsbury Historical Society including the Phelps’ Tavern. Again, thanks to all the wonderful people there in Simsbury who are so eager to help us find out more about Oliver. I’ve been pouring over the transcripts of Oliver’s letters to his sister Abbie and I hope to post some of my finding over the coming days.