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Recommending a Replacement for Lewis, the Messenger

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
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Date September 11, 1797
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Since McHenry's messenger Lewis has been killed by the yellow fever (or ague), Wolcott recommends, as a replacement for Lewis, William Markwert who has been highly recommended by Mr. Borrows [?].
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pennsylvania;
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Key Phrases the yellow fever or the doctors or both together have killed poor Lewis, you messenger; I have found that living alone in a small room in a tavern with the prospect of a crooked river running through a marsh, and accompanied alternately with some dull job of business or conversation respecting the distresses of a great city is far from being in a state of perfect happiness;
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