Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Sea captain John Dillingham wrote from Port au Prince, Haiti, to his wife, Margaret, in Freeport.
He mentions an uprising in the city related to dissatisfaction with the country's president. The disturbance was stopped by the day he arrived, but noted the "loss of quite a number."
About This Item
- Title: Capt. John Dillingham letter from Port au Prince, Haiti, 1845
- Creator: Dillingham, John G.
- Creation Date: 1845-09-21
- Subject Date: 1845
- Town: Freeport, Port au Prince
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 153, Box 1/3
- Collection: John G. Dillingham
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Cargo ships--Maine
- Dillingham, Margaret Dennison, 1818-1878--Correspondence
- Dillingham family
- Ship captains--Maine
- Dillingham, John G. (John Griffen), 1808-1869--Correspondence
- Opposition (Political science)
- Protest movements--Haiti
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