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Manuscript Collection: Patrick Gordon

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Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: This interesting letter (two page folio) from Patrick Gordon, Philadelphia, August 13, 1735, is addressed to Chief Shekallamy in reference to the evils caused by the sale of rum to the Indians. It appears that the chief complained to the governor about the indiscriminate sale of same. The chief used this as a pretext to seize all the rum he could find.

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