Letter concerning Philenia Mitchell's death, Hallowell, 1837

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Josiah Perham Jr. of Hallowell wrote to his brother-in-law Kiah B. Sewall in New York City to tell him that Sewall's sister, Philenia Sewall Mitchell had died unexpectedly about two hours after giving birth to a son.

Perham, who was married to Esther Sewall, wrote that "she was not expected to die till a few minutes before she died.

Philenia Mitchell was married to John S. Mitchell of Gardiner.

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  • Title: Letter concerning Philenia Mitchell's death, Hallowell, 1837
  • Creator: Josiah Perham Jr.
  • Creation Date: 1837-01-19
  • Subject Date: 1837
  • Locations:
    • Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME
    • New York, NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20.3 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 105, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Sewall family papers
  • Object Type: Text

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