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Maxwell, Alexander S. (fl. 1861-1864) to Richard H. Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.322 Author/Creator: Maxwell, Alexander S. (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Winchester Seminary Hospital Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 November 1862 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 21 x 26 cm.

They had a ball recently and he met a young lady there called Miss Chambers. There was also a party at Miss Hilton's.

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