In the letter Somerville discusses a rumor that he will be dismissed from his position on the appraisal board. While his alleged offense involves a dispute with Secretary Shaw of the U.S. Treasury, he believes that "The real pretext for such...
In the letter Pugh discusses his recent illness and the treatments he took to recover ("My suffering has been very great from a disease I never heard of before called Shingles - a disease of the blood and skin never fatal but tormenting"). He then...
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