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Butler, John (before 1749-1791) to Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.067 Author/Creator: Butler, John (before 1749-1791) Place Written: Halifax, Nova Scotia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 May 1776 Pagination: 7 p. : docket ; 19.5 x 23.5 cm.

[Fragment: 2nd sheet] Continued May 5. Writes regarding the army and plans for the governor to jail someone.

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