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Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) to Theodosia B. Burr

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00142 Author/Creator: Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 June 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 22.5 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Writes in a loving manner to his 11 year old daughter about her last letters in which she told him she had a headache and toothache. ". . . too much for one poor little girl to suffer at one time, I am sure . . . you must fight them as well as you can till I come, and then I will engage to keep them at bay." Wonders if she received his last letter as she did not acknowledge its receipt. Asks her to copy what she has translated of Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) into a book in very fair handwriting. Addressed to her in New York. Signed "A.B."

Background Information: Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) was a Roman dramatist. Burr was representing New York in the US Senate at the time. His wife had died of cancer earlier in 1794 and Theodosia ...was running the household.See More

Full Transcript: 7th June 1794 - Phila

I have received my dear Thea's two little, very little french Letters - The last left you tormented with headach & Toothach - too much for one ...poor little Girl to suffer at one time, I am sure - you had doubtless taken some sudden Cold - you must fight them as well as you can till I come, and then I will engage to keep them at bay -
I remark that you do not acknowledge the receipt of a long letter which I wrote you on the road, the night after I left NYork - I hope it has not missed you - but it is needless now to ask you about it - for I shall certainly see you before I could receive your answer to this -
Whatever you shall translate of Terence, I beg you to have copied in a book in a very fair hand writing -

[free frank]

[address leaf]
Theoda. B. Burr
No 30 Partition St

A.Burr 7th June 1794
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People: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Alston, Theodosia Burr, 1783-1813

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Children and FamilyGovernment and CivicsVice PresidentLiterature and Language ArtsEducation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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