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The collection of James M. and H. D. Smith’s correspondence is comprised of 46 letters dating from August 3, 1852 to October 3, 1857. A majority of the letters were written from Gouverneur, New York and Buffalo, New York. James M. Smith is the son of H. D. Smith. James M. Smith wrote about his wife's health, family matters, homeopathic medicine, and business affairs. H. D. Smith wrote about railroad projects, California gold mining, mental illness, politics, business affairs, and family matters. Two letters in the collection are from the Kansas Territory pertaining to the pro-slavery party and free state people.
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