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Antebellum Booty Call by goosecommerce
March 13, 2009, 3:58 pm
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At least, that’s my current theory on this.

Dear Miss Elizabeth,
Here are certain books, which I am pretty certain belong to your house. I know the Congreve is George’s. What do you think of Mrs. Mowatt’s lecturing. I am coming some evening soon to have long and ‘sweet communion’ with you.
Very truly yours
Park Benjamin”

~Park Benjamin to Ms. Elizabeth, New York, [1841/1842], Box 1, Park Benjamin Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Columbia University

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