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John G. Dillingham letter to wife, May 9, 1861

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society

Capt. John G. Dillingham is aboard the Callao in the Chinchas Islands, Peru, loading guano.

He writes about gifts for his family and a potato speculation he entered into. At the end of the letter is the first mention of the Civil War.


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  • Title: John G. Dillingham letter to wife, May 9, 1861
  • Creator: Dillingham, John Griffin
  • Creation Date: 1861-05-09
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Local Name: Guano Island
  • Town: Cape Horn, Chinchas Islands, Freeport
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1861-05-09 JGD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
  • Object Type: Text

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170

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