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Moore, John (fl. 1848) to Mary Moore

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04191.29 Author/Creator: Moore, John (fl. 1848) Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 December 1848 Pagination: 4p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: He describes the students in his class, less wild than he expected. He reports a recent Catholic fair to benefit an orphan asylum, doing more for the relief of the destitute than any other denomination. M. Fitzsimmons, an Irish refugee and leader in the recent revolt, visited and made speeches about the Irish atrocities. He discusses plans for their father's tombstone. He doesn't see the need for a funeral sermon as their father didn't belong to any denomination. A local smallpox epidemic is causing problems.

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John Moore (1826-1907) was born in Indiana and taught school in Louisiana and Alabama. After medical school, he became an ...army surgeon and later served as U.S. Surgeon General.See More

People: Moore, John, 1826-1907

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: EducationCharity and PhilanthropyCatholicismReligionChildren and FamilyPovertyRefugeesGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsRebellionAtrocityDeathSmallpoxEpidemicHealth and MedicalJudiciaryLawPrisoner

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