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Moore, Robert (fl. 1848) to Mary Moore

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04191.30 Author/Creator: Moore, Robert (fl. 1848) Place Written: Hollowsquare Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 January 1848 Pagination: 4p. ; 25 x 20.2cm.

He had too much eggnog and has been sick. He describes his girlfriends, referring to one in particular he would like to marry and comments on other potential couples. He believes that the old house should be sold and that their mother should be given certain assistance. He has become a member of the Episcopal church. He reports the increasing number of Blacks in town.

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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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