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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 104

MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Tuesday morning. An attempt has been made to erase the words "from Sue" in the third paragraph.

PUBLICATION: Home 260-261.

During the rest of the year ED and other members of the family, in writing to Austin, used envelopes addressed and franked by Edward Dickinson who learned, after he went to Washington in December, that the privilege did not extend so far.

The news about the Newman family in letter no. 106 makes clear that Edward Dickinson's trip to New York was made in connection with their affairs. His sister Mary, and her husband Mark Newman, had both died within the year, and Edward Dickinson was guardian of their son and four daughters. Martha Gilbert was living with her brother at Grand Haven, Michigan.

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