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Although not specifically stated, it seems clear that this letter to Maria Maher, "a first rate servant" girl who had "served us [the Ewings] so long and so well," addressed her unfortunate condition--becoming pregnant out of wedlock. She was sent to the Catholic charitable institution in St. Louis and advised to seek legal assistance from a particular attorney there "if the young man will not honorably fulfil his promise. . . . If the young man means to marry you, he will do it at once."

Creator: Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896
Date: September 14, 1859

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Item Number: 903
Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr., Coll. No. 341, Letter Press Book No. 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 903

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