In the message Jewett asks Pollard to inform Henry Semple that "his infant is very sick with cholera infantum." A note written on the back in pencil reads "Emily V. Semples [sic] little baby, Margaret Harris who died."
During the Civil War, Henry Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Goldthwaite congratulates Semple on "the...
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