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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.
Dates: 1817 December 13.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 13
Extent: 4.0 pages
Dimensions: 24 x 39 cm
One sheet folded in half.
This collection is open for research.
December 13, 1817 (with appended entries from 14 and 17 December),
New York; from Albert Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's father, to "Smith."
A very interesting letter in which Mr. Chrystie writes to his friend
Smith who appears to be a member of (or in some way affiliated) with
the British Parliament; Mr. Chrystie discusses the relative merits
of those in politics and whether their elevation above "us plebians"
is just; he reviews the state of politics in Washington and "the
high sense we entertain now adays of our own importance as a
nation"; he describes his studies, mentions mutual friends, requests
a copy of a book ("a handsome edition of Lavater(?)") and describes
some orations he has recently seen.
To "Smith"; 1817 December 13; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.
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