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Bayley, William (fl. 1854-) to Thomas Booth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03347.34 Author/Creator: Bayley, William (fl. 1854-) Place Written: Jefferson CIty, MO Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 July 1854 Pagination: 1.5 p. ; 14 x 21.5 cm.

He saw Mr. Ford and spoke to him about Booth. Should the opportunity arise he would be able to offer his assistance.

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