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Booth, H. (fl. 1855-) to Thomas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03347.36 Author/Creator: Booth, H. (fl. 1855-) Place Written: New Castle, DE Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 April 1855 Pagination: 2.5 p. ; 20.5 x 26 cm.

Their income has been severely cut. They cannot possibly live where they are now with the rent and board. They would prefer a smaller house. He tells him he wants him to have his father's watch.

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