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This handwritten letter, written in script and dated November 19, 1825, to Rev. James Smylie in Centerville, Amite County, Mississippi, from his daughter, Amelia Smylie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discusses a recent visit from some family members, a recent ordination of a new pastor, her brother's recent illness, some recent deaths in the community, and the yellow fever epidemic. She goes on to describe her classes in school and her desire for her father to come visit her.
Yellow fever; Death; Education
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Letters Rev. James Smylie, Washington, Adams County, Mississippi re. Yellow fever in Natchez, Cotton Prices, Presbyterian church, 1810-1839
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University