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Woodlief, Anne (ca. 1793- 1860) to Aaron Jeffery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.027 Author/Creator: Woodlief, Anne (ca. 1793- 1860) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 22 x 23 cm. Order a Copy

Expressing shock over Aaron's choice to become a student. She did not think he was "earnest enough to be willing to use the self denial that will be necessary in order to be a student," but says she will no longer oppose his decision. Offers Aaron advice about studying, including practicing his Latin, and suggestions for a place to stay.

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