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John Burrows Letters, 11 November 181917 February 1838

Six letters, 11 November 181917 February 1838, from John Burrows, a merchant selling in Charleston, Havana, and Key West, are addressed to his wife and family in Connecticut.

Burrows' letter of 6 October 1822 conveys news of the deaths of friends lost when their pleasure boat went down during a storm in late September. On 8 November 1824 he reported to his wife that he was safe in Havana where the Spaniards were pleasant but "the pirates have made the appearance again of Late and Burnt Two Brigs and all the crews excepting one man who saivd himself swimming a shore." Burrows was in Key West in 1834 and 1838 and sent news of other ships and captains, including contents of cargo and losses.

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