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Newport Gardner letter to Sarah Burk

Scope & content

This collection consists of one letter written by Newport Gardner to "Sarah Burk to the care of Mrs. Garnder Ladd, Alexandria." In the letter, Gardner grieves for the recent loss of his wife, Limas, and grandson, Solomon. He recounts that Solomon Gardner died of consumption aboard the USS Constitution. He also expresses gratitude that his son, Jacob, and his wife have moved to Newport from New York reuniting the family.