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Statoon, E. to S. Little

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.405 Author/Creator: Statoon, E. Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 April 1700 Pagination: 1 p.

Addresses him as "my dear chum." Writes after a long separation to tell him he has the warmest feelings for him. Hopes that hearing from him will excite a like emotion in Little. Has heard that he has become a minister. Sends his compliments to his friends, especially to Mr. Jewett.

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