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Letter from Patrick Calhoun at Fort Madison to his father John C. Calhoun. 24 July, 1844
Fort Madison I.T. June 24th 1844 Dear Father Enclosed I send you a letter to Sister Anna, as she will be more likely to get it when sent through you, than if sent to her Post Office -- On arriving here I found my self slightly indisposed, and determined to remain a few days and wait, before proceeding on in my journey to Des Moines, which is some seven hundred and fifty miles from this place & which we have to perform on horseback. John still appears to improve, & is in fine spirits. I wrote you from St. Louis requesting you to send on a draft I wish you could send me two separate ones. One to me enclosed to Maj. Stewart and the other to Maj. Steward for $75, as I have had to [?] on him for that amount. I will write you again before leaving- You affect. son Patrick Hon J.C. Calhoun
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Fort Madison, 24 July 1844, 1844, Des Moines, J.C. Calhoun, Patrick Calhoun, St.Louis, Iowa, John C. Calhoun, Major Stewart, Major Steward
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Calhoun, Patrick 2nd lieutenant, "Patrick Calhoun Letter to his father John C. Calhoun, from Iowa Territory, June 29, 1844." (1844). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 211.
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