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Burpee, Charllie (fl.1864) to Thomas Burpee

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02744.297 Author/Creator: Burpee, Charllie (fl.1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: Pagination: 2 p. ; 10.2 x 12.4 cm. Order a Copy

Mostly illegible scribbles. In a different hand, probably his mother, writes Charley loves his father very much.

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