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A great Revolutionary War date letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Isabel Traill, Boston, June 15, 1779, to her brother concerning rough times in war-torn Boston, in part: "I received your kind letter by Col. Sidman and likewise two hundred dollars as a present…which I return…a great many thanks…I am sorry to say that our circumstances is not so good as it was before this unhappy war by reason of the losses we have met with in moving out if town into the country. The time of the large [?] loses we can not replace as the time sis so bad at present but I desire to bless God, I have good friends…acquaintance…food and red meat which is more than a great many…can say in Boston at this time as it is such a hard time to live in and everything is so dear…Brother Thomas [is] living in Grenada. He went [as] copper of ships in order to see his brother but George was dead before he got there. He left the ship and stayed in order to settle or recover his brother['s] affects…". Expected wear with minor archival tape repairs, else VG.
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By June 1779 Times Have Become Tough In War-Torn Boston.

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $786.50
Estimate: $500 - $700
Auction closed on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

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