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de Yampert, Thomas Jefferson (fl. 1828-1834) to Sarah W. Nichols

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08934.045 Author/Creator: de Yampert, Thomas Jefferson (fl. 1828-1834) Place Written: Mobile, AL Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October 1835 Pagination: 3 p. : address : 21 x 26 cm

Letter regarding Thomas's travels and business, as well as news about some friends of Aurelia's. He also writes that he hopes to see Sarah again before he dies.

Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.

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