Ross, Henrietta Maria Bordley, 1762-1828
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Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, Trenton, to Mrs. Henrietta M. Ross, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1823 June 25
Item — Box 3, Folder: 1823.06.25
Scope and Contents "Our lamented Brother" [John Gibson] arrived from Canton 9 days before his death. He had been ill at sea; "died of a suffusion on the brain (caused by a bilious obstruction improperly treated ..."). Elizabeth gives a long account of his illness and the family's reaction. Letter continues on June 27th and 28th and 30th. Recounts trials of young Philadelphia lady and husband in Arkansas territory spending the winter in a windowless log cabin. Mr. Gibson is so busy they cannot leave...
Dates: 1823 June 25