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Moore, John (fl. 1848) to Mary Moore

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04191.21 Author/Creator: Moore, John (fl. 1848) Place Written: Greene County, Alabama Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1848 Pagination: 4p. ; 25 x 19.8 cm.

He wishes Robert would come take his position in October. He plans on coming home after finishing this session. The slaves have been busy in preparation for an upcoming barbeque.

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John Moore (1826-1907) was born in Indiana and taught school in Louisiana and Alabama. After medical school, he became an army surgeon and later served as U.S. Surgeon General.

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