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Letter from Elizabeth Wadsworth to her father, Peleg Wadsworth

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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, Misc. Box 5/5
  • Collection: Elizabeth Wadsworth correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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