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Letter from Elizabeth Wadsworth to her father, Peleg Wadsworth

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Elizabeth Wadsworth wrote this letter to her father, Peleg Wadsworth, who was in Philadelphia, with family news and asking for a token from George Washington, who had recently died. She mentioned her father getting either a lock of hair, a sample of handwriting or music from his funeral service. The letter was written January 19, 1800.

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  • Title: Letter from Elizabeth Wadsworth to her father, Peleg Wadsworth
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Elizabeth
  • Creation Date: 1800-01-19
  • Subject Date: 1800-01-19
  • Town: Philadelphia, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, PA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247 MS-00-448 vol. 1 misc. box 5/5/
  • Object Type: Text

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