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This handwritten letter, written in script and dated November 3, 1826, to Rev. Benjamen Michael Drake in New Orleans, Louisiana from J.P Drake in Mount Vernon, Virginia, discusses illness and deaths in the county, a friend's recent visit, and the death of a cousin.
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Mt. Vernon, Virginia
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