Death Can Run Faster Than He Can, Etc.

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Date September 7, 1799
Author Name John Murray (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Murray expresses his concern for Banger who ran away from death not realizing that, when commissioned to take him, death can run faster than he can. The citizens of Philadelphia seem to be flying in every direction to escape the yellow fever and he is happy that Hodgdon believes that their fears are groundless. The governor's sister is miserable because she has heard nothing from him (possibly Governor Sargent, Murray's brother-in-law?)
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; John Murray; Banger; family; Mrs. Hodgdon; Governor; sister; George Tilton; Titton; Judith Sargent Murray; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Boston; Glochester, Massachusetts; ;
Keywords faith; ;
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