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"I would have sent you oysters but . . ." [fragment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02791 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: circa 1585-1763 Pagination: 1p. 6.9 x 6.5 cm Order a Copy

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