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Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) to Harriette Story Paige

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01946.24 Author/Creator: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 November 1842 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18 x 10.9 cm.

Informs his sister-in-law that he frequently thinks of his "remote kindred" and of the "connections created by the ties of blood." Reports he might celebrate Thanksgiving "in this District" (possibly Washington, D.C.). States that he urged the President to issue a short proclamation regarding Thanksgiving. Reports that since the departure of Mr. Curtis, (possibly Edward Curtis, fellow Congressman, lawyer, and friend), he has been "quite alone." Refers to Mr. and Mrs. Joy, possibly mutual friends from Pittsfield, New Hampshire where Webster owned property.

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