Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

Authors

Patrick Thomson

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Description

This handwritten letter, written in script and dated September 8, 1826, to Rev. Benjamen Michael Drake in Greenville, Kentucky, from Patrick Thomson, in New Orleans, Louisiana discusses the yellow fever epidemic and an illness referred to as ""cold plague"" in New Orleans, bickering in his Methodist church, some general community gossip, and the state of the Mississippi River.

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Publication Date

9-8-1826

Time Period

1820-1829

Geographic Location

New Orleans, LA

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Correspondence

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MFM_MSS-658_1826-09-08_Letter-1826_0001s

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Letters, Drake, Rev. Benjamen Michael Family Re. Sickness in New Orleans and Opelousas, 1826-1830

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Letter, from Patrick Thomson, New Orleans, Louisiana to Rev. Benjamen Michael Drake , September 8, 1826

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