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 -- "
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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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