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Ferdinand L. Claiborne Letter to George Mayo

Identifier: SC 01526

Scope and Contents

Two page letter to George Mayo, Esq. informing him that he arrived safely at City Point in Norfolk, was received well by the Commandant and treated very well by the citizens of Norfolk. Claiborne sailed from Manchester to Norfolk, and takes the remainder of his letter to write about the possibilities and complexities of marriage to different women.


  • 1798 June 14


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Hart Collection.
Guide to the Ferdinand L. Claiborne Letter to George Mayo
Olivia Weiss, SCRC Apprentice
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository