In the letter Lee explains that he has been very ill and that he hopes to travel "below Mobile with intention of a restoration of health." He cannot afford the trip, however, so he asks Caller to lend him some money: "I cannot get the necessaries I...
In the letter Cooke discusses money that his grandson has sent him (which he has not received), and he explains that he will be unable lend Edward anything: "...I am in debt at present and probably shall be till some favorable turn takes place...My...
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend of Edward Harris. In the letter she mentions the recent death of her son and describes the financial difficulties she is experiencing: "You doubtless heard of my dear Johns [sic]...
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