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Mary Waite Letter, 1841-02-07

 Item
Identifier: MS-162

Scope and Contents

A letter dated Feb. 7, 1841, from the wife of Captain Waite, commander of a small outpost in Florida, to Samuel K. Platt of Plattsburgh, New York. She refers to the concerns about the Florida Indians (Seminole) and tells of the hanging by Colonel Haney of those Indians he had captured; as well as the expected arrival of a company of the Florida Militia. She describes the militia as “more dreaded than the Indians. They do nothing but race horses and yell like Indians.”

Dates

  • 1841-02-07

Creator

Physical Description

Condition is fair, but somewhat difficult to read.

Conditions Governing Access

Access if by appointment only.

Extent

1 item (4 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Condition is fair, but somewhat difficult to read.

Creator

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

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