Letter from P.E. Thomas in Baltimore to Jacob Harvey,
1841 May 4.
|Main Creator:||Thomas, Philip E. (Philip Evan), 1776-1861|
Thomas appeals to Harvey for help with assisting an Irish woman to travel from New York to Baltimore to be reunited with her husband, and encloses $10 to cover the costs of travel. The woman visited family in Ireland, became mentally ill and was sent to a lunatic asylum, from which she has recently been released. Thomas gives the name of her ship and asks Harvey to meet her and set her on her journey.
The use of the words 'thy' and 'thee' in the letter suggests the writer and recipient may be Quakers. The writer may possibly be Philip Evan Thomas, a prominent Baltimore Quaker. Jacob Harvey was a well-known Quaker businessman in New York.
Physical description: 1 item.
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|MS 50,632||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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