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Letter. Maria [Nicholson] Montgomery, Baltimore, Maryland, to James W. Nicholson Esqre, New Geneva, Pennsylvania
1813 December 27
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Mentions John Montgomery's purchase of a house on the York Turnpike, a mile outside Baltimore; has now not seen "my Brother, my only, my dear Brother" for six years; Hannah Nicholson Gallatin's distress at not having heard from her husband since his arrival in Europe, though "the British papers make frequest mention of him and Mr Bayard in Russia"; death of Lt. Col. John Chrystie, brother of James (Adden Nicholson Chrystie's husband), and a friend since childhood of the author (Chrystie played a central and controversial role in the American defeat at Queenston Heights, Upper Canada, 13 October 1812); high prices of foodstuffs because of the war.