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Kitson, Shadrach, fl. 1862-1894 to Wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.37.16 Author/Creator: Kitson, Shadrach, fl. 1862-1894 Place Written: Washington, District of Columbia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 September 1864 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 19.6 x 25.1 cm. Order a Copy

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