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Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) to my dear mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.51 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 September 1919 Pagination: 3 p. ; 17 x 21 cm.

His friend was recently honored in a reception in New York. They are having a good time but will probably leave tomorrow or Thursday. They called up the Manhattan to see if an aunt and uncle were there but no such luck.

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