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- Letters, 29 April 1852 and 5 March 1853, from Martha W. Allen (ca. 1802-1855) in Norfolk County, Virginia to her sister Ann Robinson (b. ca. 1800) in Brunswick County. In the first, Allen adds a postscript to a letter written by her nephew John B. J. Robinson (b. ca. 1831). He writes about their missent letters, his aunt's breast cancer, and news of the Allen and Weir families. Martha Allen's postscript also mentions her poor health, and her hopes of visiting if she is able. Topics of the second letter include John's health, and she suggests which articles of clothing he will need when he returns to Norfolk. She also mentions her poor health on the way back from Petersburg
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- Martha Washington Johnston (ca. 1802-1855) was the daughter of John S. Johnston of Norfolk County, Virginia. She married Capt. Ethan A. Allen (d. 1845) in North Carolina on 5 April 1826. Her sister Ann Johnston (b. ca. 1800) married Clack Robinson (1777-1843) on 1 October 1828 in Norfolk County, Virginia.
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