In the letter Meeks begins by discussing the proposed appointment of Mr. Jones as superintendent in a Methodist congregation in the state. He then asks for Hall's advice in political matters, especially related to the presidential election of 1848:...
In the first letter, written June 11, 1861, Lewis explains her desire to become a nurse (preferably "without without being exposed to all those most disagreeable sights connected with a sickroom") despite the objections of her friends and family....
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