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Campbell, Duncan (fl. 1694-1701) to Robert Livingston re: discovery of Vetch's abandoned ship

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00658 Author/Creator: Campbell, Duncan (fl. 1694-1701) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/11/27 Pagination: 2 p. 35.7 x 21.7 cm

Campbell sends the account of Lt. Governor Nanfan pertaining to Samuel Vetch's abandoned ship, in which it claimed contraband items (18 casks of brands, beaver skins, scarlet cloth) were found on board. He says "wee all Long to heare what is become of Capt. Vetch," adding to the mystery of the ship's grounding.

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