Letter, 1856, Sept. 23 : New York, to George William Childs, Philadelphia.

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Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. Letter, 1856, Sept. 23 : New York, to George William Childs, Philadelphia.

Letter, 1856, Sept. 23 : New York, to George William Childs, Philadelphia.

ALS. Informs Childs, Philadelphia publisher, that he leaves his present host, the New York merchant and philanthropist Henry Grinnell, for Europe in a fortnight in a last attempt to recover his health.

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