Henry Byron’s letter 10-26-1834

Henry Byron Booth was his father’s favorite child. At the age of 9, when the family had followed Junius to Boston, he wrote this addendum to his father’s letter to his grandfather, Richard, back home on the family farm. This tattered remnant of a note is likely the only surviving document form Henry Byron’s short life. He died juts a little over two years later at the age of 11 from smallpox.
Image Source: Menken Collection

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