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This handwritten letter, written in script and dated May 13, 1839, from H. Hinch in St. Francisville, Louisiana, to Ben Hinch in New Haven, Illinois discusses the death of a family friend, a debt the writer had recently paid, and the current situation of a female friend. The writer goes on to share news from their uncle, his thoughts on Ben Hinch's job, and the presence of cholera in his town.
St. Francisville, LA
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Letters, Hinch Family, St. Francisville, Louisiana, to Ben Hinch, New Haven, Illinois Re Zachary Taylor, Hatred towards Black People, Cholera and Yellow Fever, 1847-1854
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University