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Joel R. Poinsett writes to Commodore David Porter, requesting a "family dinner with an old friend" and Poinsett's Secretary of Legation, John Mason.
[recto] My dear Sir What has your baggage to do with your eating a plain family dinner with an old friend? So come any how in your in your frank or close bodied coat as the case may be + let us talk over old times_ I shall ask Mason to dine with us- no one else Yours truly [signed] J. R. Poinsett Wednesday Morning Com de Porter
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Poinsett, Joel Roberts, "Letter from Joel R. Poinsett to Commodore David Porter, requesting dinner with he and his Secretary of Legation, John Mason." (1900). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 201.
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