Kiah B. Sewall to Ezekiel Day on need for funds, New York, 1839

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Kiah B. Sewall, who was living in New York studying law and working to get out of debt, wrote to his father-in-law, Ezekiel Day of Portland, asking for a loan of $250-300 to travel to Florida or Cuba for his health.

Sewall had recently suffered what he described as a lung hemorrhage and wrote that his doctor suggested he go south until spring.

Sewall's wife, Lucretia Day Sewall, and their 17-month-old daughter, Eunice, lived with Ezekiel and Eunice Day in Portland.

Sewall wrote that Day had last loaned him money a year ago and that since that time he had been able to pay his expenses.

He wrote, "I have as yet no cough - but it is only by bleedings, blisterings & daily doeses of Digitalis that I keep it off -- "

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About This Item

  • Title: Kiah B. Sewall to Ezekiel Day on need for funds, New York, 1839
  • Creator: Sewall, Kiah Bayley
  • Creation Date: 1839-01-31
  • Subject Date: 1839-01-31
  • Town: New York, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 105, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Sewall family papers
  • Object Type: Text

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