1834 HITCHCOCKSVILLE CT LITCHFIELD CTY DEATH OF SON EPHRAIM TIFFANY & POLLY HOWD
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This 1834 stampless folded letter was sent from Hitchcocksville Connecticut (listed as Hitchcockville in some records) in Litchfield County to Harry How'd at Grafton in Lorain County Ohio. The letter is written by Ephraim Tiffany and signed Ephraim and Polly Tiffany. Ephraim was born in Barkhamsted CT (Litchfield County) in 1786 and died in 1872. He married Polly Howd and they had 3 children. The letter is written to Polly's brother Harry How'd in Ohio. The letter describes the death of Ephraim and Polly's middle child Correl. Is goes into detail talking about his pains an illness and how the doctors were called numerous times to attend to Correl. The letter talks about the doctors bleeding the patient in an attempt to make him better. They said the cause of death was inflammation of the bowels. Internet records show Correl died in 1832 but this letter is clearly dated 1834.The letter has a manuscript "Hitchcocks Ville" postmark and was sent 25 cents due and How'd was to pay for the postage. Overall this is a very neat item. Please email with any questions you may have as we are happy to assist in any way we can. Seller is a 25+ year member of the APS and also a member of the USPCS, CSA, and other philatelic organizations. Shipping is free and all lots are returnable for any reason.