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Brookes tells his father that he wishes to become a missionary and meditates on the death of Abner Clopton's eighteen-year-old slave, who died of "the pulmonary complaint."
After long silence I take my pen in hand to address a few lines
to you. Yours of 13
th July was delivered by
d old man The other a lad about 18 years of
age (belonged to
In regard to
P.S. I am much pushed. I have to
exhibit was deserving I
have meritted as a writer. But in this case my performance will be attended
r Jonathan Brookes ." To the left of the address
3. "Flux": dysentery.