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Letter about Alonzo shipwreck, 1820

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Henry Sewall of Augusta wrote to his son, William, about the Alonzo shipwreck. William was on the ship and his father describes the experience as William's "great deliverance." He also reports on family news.

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  • Title: Letter about Alonzo shipwreck, 1820
  • Creator: Sewall, Henry
  • Creation Date: 1820-02-08
  • Subject Date: 1820
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2142, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Sewall Family letters
  • Object Type: Text

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