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View of the Residence of the Late John McDonogh, Esq.

Drawing of the McDonogh estate circa 1850

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Course of study

An example of the typical course of study for freshmen at Lafayette College in the middle of the 19th century

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John McDonogh to Walter Lowrie

John is through with supporting David.

John asks Lowrie to inform David that John will no longer support or contact him.

The only way John will have a change of heart is if David decides to go to Africa.

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Original letter at the PRESBYTERIAN…

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David McDonogh to Walter Lowrie

David cannot get over to visit Lowrie as soon as expected because there is only one boat left this winter, and it is so full they will not take his things.

David will do whatever it is Lowrie requests.

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Original letter at the PRESBYTERIAN…

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David McDonogh to Walter Lowrie

David has encountered white men who treat him extremely horribly.

"Therefore sir, --with due deference to your honor- I have resolved to cover my sable brow with a hand of despair and never more to look up to the White man; whatever may be his…

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David McDonogh to Walter Lowrie

David is very thankful that Lowrie has reconciled him and John.

David has not yet received his diploma because is bill is not paid. He asks Lowrie if he has received a bill from Mr. McKean.

David is excited for the opportunity to attend lectures…

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John McDonogh to Walter Lowrie

John has new hope in David after receiving a letter from Lowrie.

John and Lowrie agree that David will live with Lowrie and attend medical lectures and practice in the hospital in NYC.

John believes this is good for David and his religious…

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