\bˈɪʃəp hˈɪl], \bˈɪʃəp hˈɪl], \b_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_p h_ˈɪ_l]\
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in Henry County, Ill., a Swedish communistic settlement of seekers after religious freedom. The colonists left Sweden under the leadership of Eric Janson in 1846. Janson was murdered in 1850. The settlement did not prove a success and slowly decayed through financial mismanagement. It ceased to be a "community" in 1862.
By John Franklin Jameson