<p style='text-align: justify;'>Herrmann Simon writes to his son Heinrich from Lütke’s office to inform him that the family has been struck down with scarlet fever, Auguste being the first of the Simon children to catch the illness. The family have to go into quarantine so Heinrich will not be able to spend the Christmas holidays with them at home.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Note(s):</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>This letter is dated 6 December 1822, but the postmark on the address leaf reads 5 December 1822, indicating that the letter was written a day earlier. There are a few such cases where Herrmann Simon has evidently mistaken the dates.</p>
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