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Letter from P.E. Thomas in Baltimore to Jacob Harvey,

1841 May 4.
Main Creator: Thomas, Philip E. (Philip Evan), 1776-1861
Contributors: Harvey, Jacob
Summary: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.
Notes: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
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