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Pilsberry, Levi to Joseph B. Varnum

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03845.04 Author/Creator: Pilsberry, Levi Place Written: Winchendon, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 December 1800 Pagination: 3 p. + addr.

Mentions visiting Varnum's home in Dracut, Massachusetts, but missing him since Varnum was in Congress at the time. Comments on the importance of education, both religious and civil. Discusses the growing strength of Republicanism, and asserts that the "success of the Christian Religion, depends much on the example and patronage of civil Rules." Inquires about the new city of Washington, D.C. Varnum was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1795-1811.

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