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Abbot, H. (fl. 1818) to John Wilson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.060 Author/Creator: Abbot, H. (fl. 1818) Place Written: Belfast, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 January 1818 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Dr. Abbot gives an account of Mrs. Wilson's health, indicating that he believes she will live until Mr. Wilson returns from Washington, D.C at the end of the congressional session. This letter was originally sent to the Massachusetts congressman John Wilson, then enclosed by Wilson in a letter to Aaron Hobart (see GLC06313.059)

People: Abbot, H., fl. 1818.
Wilson, John, 1777-1848.
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen, Congress, Women's History, Health and Medical, Marriage

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform