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Letter. M[aria Nicholson] Montgomery, New York, New York, to James W. Nicholson Esqre P.M., New Geneva, Pennsylvania
1839 August 1
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News of numerous family members, mostly grandchildren of Maria's sisters; Albert Gallatin indisposed with rheumatism but his mind "in full vigour;" reports the departure from New York, that very day, of the huge steamships British Queen and Great Western: "who could have believed this and many other occurrences in the march of Intellect for the last few years".