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Thomas Seymour and Thomas Tucker to the owners of the Sloops Clinton & Mary Ann re: capture of a Spanish sloop

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02711 Author/Creator: Thomas Seymour and Thomas Tucker Place Written: Cuba, Cape Anthony Type: Letter signed Date: 1745/04/10 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 32.1 x 21.1 cm Order a Copy

Tucker and Seymour write that they have captured a Spanish sloop with 4000 dollars on board. They explain that they plan to travel to the Bay of Mexico next, where they believe they will find their fortune. Docketed on address leaf.

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