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Description: In this “Dear Doctor” letter, John A. Smith of Northfield, Vermont probably addresses Dr. Joel Holton* of Jamaica, Vermont. He thanks him for his kindness and care before commenting on the Civil War: “Times have very much changed . . . we have a Republican President, secession and a very uncivil war (some call it civil) . . . but I need not tell you where I stand on the great questions that now agitates [sic] our country, neither do I need to ask you in what latitude you might be found. I feel and know that you are as usual for the right justice and Liberty. I wish I could say as much of all my friends . . . I have been hapily [sic] disappointed . . .” He writes about Mr. North, “a founder of this town,” (Northfield) addressing the “citizens of this place and vicinity on the great question of the day the Meeting House was filled to overflowing and the most enthusiastic crowd that I have seen this many a day [sic].”

Written on four sides of ruled cream-colored paper, 4½” x 7½”. Item #AM00288

*(The letter was among the Holton, Dobbin, and Knowlton of Windham County family letters)

Condition: In very good condition, quite legible and easy to read.