Letter written by John M. Dillingham to his mother Margaret, May 24, 1861

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society


Merchant John M. Dillingham is aboard ship in the Chinchas Islands, Peru, which he describes and compares to Cousins Island (Yarmouth, ME). He mentions the arrival of his uncle, Capt. Charles T. Dillingham, in Callao, Peru. He also talks about the Chinese laborers who load the guano and shotting every man who favors Secession of the Southern States.

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  • Title: Letter written by John M. Dillingham to his mother Margaret, May 24, 1861
  • Creator: John Monroe Dillingham
  • Creation Date: 1861-05-24
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Locations:
    • Freeport, Cumberland County, ME
    • Chinchas Islands, Peru
    • Yarmouth, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Paper
  • Local Code: 1861-05-24 JMD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
  • Object Type: Text

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