MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil. Dated: Tuesday morning. Envelope franked by Edward Dickinson but addressed by Lavinia, who enclosed with this a letter of her own (Home 329). Postmarked: Amherst Ms Dec 13.
PUBLICATION: Home 328-329.
Plainville was a settlement west of Amherst. Congress convened on December 5, and Edward Dickinson had been in Washington since the first of the month. This letter is written on embossed stationery showing the Capitol, and on the fourth page ED drew a chimney with escaping smoke, and approaching the door a striding Indian whose feathered head dress is labeled "Member from the 10th."