G. Grimes letter to John Minson Galt, 1847 January 29

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G. Grimes letter to John Minson Galt, 1847 January 29

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G. Grimes' letter to Dr. John M. Galt praising the good work done by the Eastern Asylum and Galt's excellent care of the mentally ill. Grimes expresses his well-wishes for Galt, Eastern Asylum, and the city of Williamsburg.

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Easterm Asylum
Williams Burg Va
January

Dr John M Galt
Dear Sir

Having visited your Institution I cannot get my own [?] to [leave?] without [leaving some measurements?] of respect for the kindness and hospital-ity shown me by you and the [Stuart?] and his family, during [?] this day and [?] your kindess will [live fresh?] in my memory until [time?] with we shall [?] us [?] may you be instrumental in effecting many wonderfull [?] upon the minds of the unfortunate class of our fellow [?] [?] afflicted with [?] malady [?] or insanity. May no unpleasant dreams disturb your sleeping or unhappy thoughts your waking hours. May pleasure spring up of its own accord and live in full [?] in that gracious [heart?] of yours - and may a [like?] peace and tranquility extend throughout the institution and the city of Williams Burg - I [leave?] with you my well wishes for your present and future [wellfare?] - I am dear sir your [unwavering?] friend

Very Respectfully
G.Grimes

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Dr John M Galt
Eastern Asylum
Williams Burg
Va

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Grimes, G., “G. Grimes letter to John Minson Galt, 1847 January 29,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 28, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/615.

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