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Winslow, Isaac (1709-1777) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10415 Author/Creator: Winslow, Isaac (1709-1777) Place Written: Milton Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 May 1752 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 38.3 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a case of smallpox that is spreading throughout Boston and getting people from Europe to settle lands in the colonies. Also writes concerning the preparations on the land for the incoming settlers. Includes a post script dated 14 May. Noted as written in Milton, state and/or country unknown.

People: Winslow, Isaac, 1709-1777

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Medical HistoryImmigration and MigrationWaldo PatentLand TransactionSmallpoxEpidemicHealth and Medical

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