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Pendell Court,

May 18th

My dear Manning

Many many thanks for your letter & your most kind expressions of sympathy.  Tho ten months have elapsed since the sad blow felt, I will need all the aid that the kindness of my friends can afford.  I have in truth lost my all, my prop & stay & already begin to feel 

James A. Manning, Esq.

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