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Vetch, Margaret to Alida Livingston re: great misfortune

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02180 Author/Creator: Vetch, Margaret Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/[12] Pagination: 1p. + addr. 22.8 x 17.4 cm

Summary of Content: Margaret writes with relief that her husband, Samuel Vetch, is alive. She goes on to discuss that they have suffered many misfortunes, but she hopes that God will soon give her reason to bless him. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryMarriageDeath

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