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Peleg Wadsworth writes to his daughter, Elizabeth, Philadelphia, 1800

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Peleg Wadsworth's letter to his daughter, Elizabeth, written from Philadelphia, April. 14, 1800 discusses family matters and Elizabeth's desire for a relic from George Washington.

This is one of a series of letters written between Elizabeth Wadsworth, Peleg Wadsworth, and Tobias Lear, Martha Washington's secretary, about Elizabeth's desire to obtain a lock of George Washington's hair.

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  • Title: Peleg Wadsworth writes to his daughter, Elizabeth, Philadelphia, 1800
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Peleg
  • Creation Date: 1800-04-12
  • Subject Date: 1800-04-12
  • 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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