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Letter from Elizabeth Wadsworth to her father, Peleg Wadsworth

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Elizabeth Wadsworth (1779-1802) wrote to her father, Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) about her happiness of obtaining a lock of George Washington's hair from Mrs. Martha Washington, and her gratitude to own such a relic. This is one of a series of letters about the hair relic.

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  • Title: Letter from Elizabeth Wadsworth to her father, Peleg Wadsworth
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Elizabeth
  • Creation Date: 1800-04-24
  • Subject Date: 1800-04-24
  • Town: Philadelphia, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, PA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247, Misc. Box 5/5
  • Collection: Elizabeth Wadsworth correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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