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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01946.49 Author/Creator: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Place Written: Dunkirk, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 17 May 1851 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.2 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs his sister-in-law Paige that his son, Daniel Fletcher Webster had a sore throat but that he recovered and is now writing at his table. Reports that he and Fletcher might travel to Buffalo, New York on a steamboat that evening. Letter written at 12 o'clock. 1851 written in pencil on this document at a later date.

Background Information: Webster and his son, commonly called Fletcher were possibly in Dunkirk, New York, to attend the 1851 opening ceremonies of the New York and Erie Railway.

Full Transcript: Dunkirk, May 17.
12 oclock
Dear Mrs Paige
Fletcher has had a very violent attack of sore throat. For two hours, I was terribly alarmed. It is all happily over - & he ...is now up, & writing at this table.
He & I think of going to Buffalo, in a nice Steam boat this P.M.
I am quite well.
Yrs affectionately
Daniel Webster
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People: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Paige, Harriette Story, 1806-1863
Webster, Daniel Fletcher, 1813-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Children and FamilyHealth and MedicalTravelSteamboatRailroad

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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