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Harmon, David Porter (1800-1869) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.05 Author/Creator: Harmon, David Porter (1800-1869) Place Written: Hunterstown, Quebec, Canada Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 November 1855 Pagination: 3 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Harmon writes that he will take longer than expected to return home, as his goal for which he left home has not been accomplished. Expects to travel up the River du Loup thirty to forty miles and into the woods. He expresses his concern for matters at home and gives lengthy instructions for his sons to take care of the farm. Advises his wife to take care of her health and get along with "the boys."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementChildren and FamilyCanadaHealth and Medical

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