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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01946.39 Author/Creator: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 January 1848 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 17.8 x 11.4 cm.

States to sister-in-law Paige that he and his wife, Caroline LeRoy Webster feel uneasy about the health of his daughter, Julia Webster. Reports that he has written to his son, Daniel Fletcher Webster, to notify him of Julia's ill health, and that they do not want Julia to realize that they are alarmed. Letter and docket marked private.

Julia Webster died of consumption on 28 April 1848.

PRIVATE
Jan: 31 - '48
Dear Mrs. Paige,
We have felt uneasy about Julia, for some time; till at last, we have concluded that I or her mother ought to go & see her. On the whole Mrs. W. concluded to go. I have written a letter to Fletcher, which he will share to Julia. We do not [2] we do not wish her to think us more alarmed than we are & I hope you will see to the matter, I let her understand, that it is only on account of a feeling of uneasiness, which Mrs. W possesses, & a sort of [report] that she did not return from N.Y. to visit her.
I hope Julia will come here, with her mother - We will take good care of [3] care of her & save her from the chilly air of Boston.
Mrs. W. will I think avail herself of this mad turn in the weather, & get off very soon. She finds an escort to N. Y. & from that place one of her nephews will probably accompany her.
Yrs affectionately
Danl Webster

Mrs P.

[Docket]
Private
Jan 31st '48
Poor Julia's
health

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