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Collection Reference Number GLC00142
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1794 
Title Aaron Burr to Theodosia B. Burr on his daughter's health
Date 7 June 1794
Author Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)  
Recipient Burr, Theodosia B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes in a loving manner to his 11 year old daughter about her last letters in which she told him she had a headache and toothache. ". . . too much for one poor little girl to suffer at one time, I am sure . . . you must fight them as well as you can till I come, and then I will engage to keep them at bay." Wonders if she received his last letter as she did not acknowledge its receipt. Asks her to copy what she has translated of Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) into a book in very fair handwriting. Addressed to her in New York. Signed "A.B."
Subjects Children and Family  Government and Civics  Vice President  Literature and Language Arts  Education  
People Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)  Alston, Theodosia Burr (1783-1813)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) was a Roman dramatist. Burr was representing New York in the US Senate at the time. His wife had died of cancer earlier in 1794 and Theodosia was running the household.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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