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Hooper, William (1742-1790) to Mrs. Hooper

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00646 Author/Creator: Hooper, William (1742-1790) Place Written: Wilmington, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 May 1773 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: States that this letter will be delivered by a good friend, Mrs. Lobb. He describes how Mrs. Lobb cared for him diligently during a long illness he suffered. Informs that Mrs. Lobb is a recent widow, and asks his mother to provide her and her daughter with lodging and hospitality in Boston during their trip to Wilmington.

Background Information: Hooper was a North Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress 1774-1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

People: Hooper, William, 1742-1790

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Women's HistoryHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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