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Allyn, John (fl. 1690-1692) to Robert Livingston re: "sorrowful news of the disaster of the fleet"

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00180 Author/Creator: Allyn, John (fl. 1690-1692) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1690/11/18 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Allyn writes with news of his return to health, and fears that because of the fleet's disaster, "we may expect them this winter in Albany & the upper townes if God prevent them not."

People: Allyn, John, fl. 1690-1692.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Disaster, Maritime, Health and Medical, Merchants and Trade, Commerce

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