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Letter. Maria [Nicholson] Montgomery, New York, New York, to James W. Nicholson Esqre P.M., New Geneva, Pennsylvania
1832 September 11
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Albert Gallatin and family are arrived in New York. Unhealthy conditions in New York City have caused Maria to remain at Greenwich: "at present there is still apprehension of Cholera — more deaths of that disease occurring last week than the preceding, owing probably to the return of our citizens generally, greatly increased population, and eating forbidden fruit & vegetables, and absence of proper precaution in ventulating their Houses — but still tending to shew that the air is infected with pestilence . . . ." Mentions illness of James Nicholson (son of James Witter Nicholson), and of James Chrystie, Jr.