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McSherry, Anna (b. 1833) to Henry F. McSherry [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.21.48 Author/Creator: McSherry, Anna (b. 1833) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Updates him on friends and family. Says this will be the last letter he sends to Batavia, as he said he would leave in November. Will send next to China. Says their father will sell $1,000 of stock and sell Noble Tabb's house because the taxes are too much. Tells him "there is not so much business since the war. Mr Donnet(?) told Pa he had made a mistake in bringing such a stock of wines." Makes a reference to the citizenship oath in West Virginia. Letter ends mid-sentence on page 2. Unsigned, but creator inferred from content.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: SurgeonWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryAsiaFinanceLand TransactionTaxes or TaxationAlcoholMerchants and TradeCommerceCivil WarOathAmnestyConfederate States of AmericaReconstructionChildren and Family

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