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: Henry Sewall
  • Creation Date: 1820-02-08
  • Subject Date: 1820
  • Location: Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2142, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Sewall family letters
  • Object Type: Text

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