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:...
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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