Esther Perham letter on sister's death, Hallowell, 1837

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Esther Sewall Perham of Hallowell wrote to Kiah B. and Lucretia Day Sewall, her brother and sister-in-law, in New York, providing details about the unexpected death of their sister, Philenia Sewall Mitchell, in January 1837.

Perham wrote, "all that were with her seemed to be blinded to her situation though she told them all that she was dying ..."

She wrote, "we must all follow her sooner or later -- Dear Brother & sister this is a loud call to us all 'to be also ready' ..."

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  • Title: Esther Perham letter on sister's death, Hallowell, 1837
  • Creator: Esther Sewall Perham
  • Creation Date: 1837-02-05
  • Subject Date: 1837
  • Locations:
    • Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME
    • New York, NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 105, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Sewall family papers
  • Object Type: Text

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