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Personal comments in US Mint letters

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Nearly all US Mint letters deal with business and it is very rare to find personal details. Where they appear, these largely deal with a sick relative or visits to distant family members. This little excerpt written by Director Linderman in 1867 is notable in describing an injury and its cause.

April 16, 1867

 Dear Sir:

            Your favor of yesterday finds me confined to my room from a severe sprain of the right knee and leg, received in leaping from a wagon to escape a threatened accident at a Rail Road Station. I hope to be able to go to the Mint in a day or two….

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