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This letter was written by Francis Eppes to Reverend John Woart of Swedesboro, New Jersey. The letter, dated July 25, 1838, is an invitation to take charge of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. A transcription of the letter is included with the original MSS.
17 original, handwritten letters, mostly written by James Lucius Cross, arranged chronologically. Some of the letters have been photocopied. Topics include his military experiences and the death of his young wife. Correspondents include his mother, brother, sister, and Francis Eppes. Seven of the letters are datelined from Tallahassee, where he lived and taught at the West Florida Seminary, including a letter from just after the Civil War (December 1865), where he worked for the United States Government shipping ordnance from Florida to South Carolina.