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Letter written by Capt. John G. Dillingham to his wife Margaret, December 2, 1861

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

Capt. John G. Dillingham writes from Hamburg, Germany, about discharging the last of the cargo and loading ballast to head for New York. He dreads a westward passage across the North Atlantic in winter. He hopes to avoid pirates-probably Confederate raiding ships.

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  • Title: Letter written by Capt. John G. Dillingham to his wife Margaret, December 2, 1861
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Griffin
  • Creation Date: 1861-12-02
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Town: Freeport, Hamburg, New York
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1861-12-02 JGD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 136
  • Object Type: Text

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170
http://www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org

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