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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 148

MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil. The envelope is franked by Edward Dickinson M.C., but addressed in ED's hand: William Austin Dickinson./Law School/Cambridge/Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Ms Dec 27.


Enclosed is a prescription for glycerin and water, one part to three parts (ounces), on which ED has written: "Mr Burnett, 22. Tremont row. Please send twice the amount prescribed."

ED's "medicine" is a simple skin lotion, prescribed even today for rough or chapped hands.

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