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Title: Have not seene the spout of A Sperm Whale
Note:

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

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