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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03347.63 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New Castle, DE Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 November 1859 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 26 cm.

The house cannot be sold at this time. It would be better to rent it. The author gives news of family and friends including upcoming weddings.

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