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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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New Orleans, LA
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
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University