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Title: Thomas Jefferson Whitman to Jessie Louisa Whitman, 23 December 1888

Date: December 23, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: mhs.00002

Source: Missouri Historical Society. The transcription presented here is derived from Thomas Jefferson Whitman, Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman, ed. Dennis Berthold and Kenneth M. Price (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1984), 188. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, and April Lambert

Dec. 23 1888

My dear Jessie

A Merry Christmas to you—

I enclose a little momento as I could not let the day go by without reminding you that I thought of you

I hope you will like the muffler—I did not know but I thought perhaps this would suit your ideas—

Again a Merry, Merry Christmas—and I feel sad that I cannot be with you

Tos. J. Whitman


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