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Allman, Nancy, fl. 1861-1865 to grandson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.11.104 Author/Creator: Allman, Nancy, fl. 1861-1865 Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1815-1860 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 19.7 cm. Order a Copy

A very religious letter urging her grandson to pray for God's help in battle and to "try to gow to sleep a praying as you don't know where the enimy is."

Allman, Nancy, fl. 1861-1865

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