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Title: Have not seene the spout of A Sperm Whale

Folded and sealed with wax, and addressed on the outside

Capt Perry Winslow

Nantucket Mass USA


Payta (Paita) is on Peru's west coast

Author: Perry Winslow
Date: February 28, 1846

February 28, 1846

My Dear


as theare is a Ship in sight appearantly Bound to the Sandwich Islands I will write you a few lines  we are all in good health at the presant time we have on Board a no of Sperm but we have not seene the spout of A Sperm Whale for the last Month I expect the reason is that we have had A verry Strong Lea Currant  Oh! how I long to see you and our dear Boy  you must Kiss him for me  you must give my Love to all you must keepe up A good heart if you should see Mr. Macy you may tell him of our Situation  I shall tuch at Payta next September or October I can write no more for I have got to go 4 Miles in my Boat to enable me to send this that this may finde you in good health as it leaves me is the cincere Prayer of your affectionate Perry

Updated: 01/15/11