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Worcester, John H. (1839-1863) John H. Worcester to Martha Worcester

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03974.13 Author/Creator: Worcester, John H. (1839-1863) Place Written: Fort Clinch, Florida Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 May 1863 Pagination:

Gives details of their latest move, complains about mosquitos and mentions that Charles, their brother, is ill.

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