Mary Durang

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Letter sent by Mary Durang to her brother Judge Thomas White on April 4, 1866. Mary writes that she is unhappy to hear that Judge White continues to be in poor health, but she hopes that the recent change in the weather would help to improve his condition. She goes on to discuss a number of other people she knows who are in poor health. She notes that a few of her acquaintances have undergone some sort of therapy with electricity. The individuals she knows seem to have been healed by the treatment, but Mary is wary of a procedure that is thought to cure so many illnesses. Mary then writes about how much prices seem to have changed recently. Meat in particular has seen a great increase, while dry goods have fallen to more reasonable rates. She also complains about workers striking for higher wages. She believes that the United States has gotten itself into what she calls a "grand labyrinth."




Durang, Mary White, d. 1880, Correspondence. White, Thomas, 1799-1866, Health. Indiana (Pa.), Economic conditions, 19th century. Indiana (Pa.), History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Social aspects. United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Economic aspect


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Letter from Mary Durang to Thomas White, April 4, 1866