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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1794
|Aaron Burr to Theodosia B. Burr on his daughter's health
|7 June 1794
|Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)
|Burr, Theodosia B.
|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."
|Children and Family Government and Civics Vice President Literature and Language Arts Education
|Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Alston, Theodosia Burr (1783-1813)
|Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Education
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859