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Carroll, Charles (1737-1832) to Thomas Pinckney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.140 Author/Creator: Carroll, Charles (1737-1832) Place Written: Liege, Belgium Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 November 1793 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Fears that the political climate in France will hinder mail delivery.

Background Information:

People: Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828
Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: EpidemicDiseaseYellow FeverHealth and MedicalPost OfficeFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPoliticsFrench Revolution

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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