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Letter from Harriet Beech

January 6, 1838 Antebellum (1820-1861)

A letter from Harriet Beech, a member of the African American community in Princeton.

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Harriet Beech to Peter Williams, 6 January 1838, MS885, Manuscript Collection, Historical Society of Princeton (Princeton, NJ).

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Princeton 6th Jan. 1838. Dear Brothers and Sisters I have taken the pleasure to write these few lines to inform you that l am in a good state of health and that I have privilege three times on the Sabba family prayers held twice a day. I [?] myself to
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