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"On Suicide as Justifiable"

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Essay contemplating suicide as a justifiable act.

"On Suicide as Not Justifiable"

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Essay contemplating suicide as not-justifiable.

Letter from Alexander Edmiston to Margaret Edmiston, 28 February 1807

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Letter from Alexander Edmiston to his sister, Margaret, describes the health of the people in Yarrow Green, an outbreak of the mumps, a wedding, playing card and talking at the wedding, a dancing party, and promises to attend his sister's quilting.…

Letter from Charles Caldwell to J. F. Leaming, 9 December 1820

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Discusses his experience with influenza, the medical school, and the conditions of living in Lexington, which he states, "all is not right with us...even in paradise was found one serpent..." He mentions some tension happening between his wife and a…

Letter from James Anderson Pearce to Thomas Bodley, 19 November 1811

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Letter from James Anderson Pearce to Thomas Bodley updating him on his wife's condition after pregnancy and the doctor's recommendation for helping her troubles with her breast. He also updates on the family's health, as well as the health of their…

Letter from Walter Warfield to Richard Anderson, 28 February 1795

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Warfield writes to Anderson talking of Captain John O'Fallon's wife's illness and the treatment she must use to get better. The treatments listed include whiskey, wine, bitters, and a pill.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis that he has just returned from the Fire Prairie where he built a fort [Fort Osage]. He was ill the entire time. Introduces George Shannon who was wounded in a skirmish with the Arikara and consequently…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 and 24 November 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan a lengthy letter from St. Louis regarding foreign affairs, politics, Native American affairs, and land investment and resources such as lead mining and salt springs. He has placed some of his enslaved people and one…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 25 February 1804

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis reporting on his health, the land business back home, preparations for the Upper Louisiana Territory to be officially turned over to the United States, and interactions with Captain Amos Stoaddard, who…