John Mackay


James D. Butler


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120 Brattle Street Cambridge Mass Feb. 6. 1888.Dear SisA couple of days ago I send a communition to "Notes & Queries" under the heading of your query Convicts shipped to the Colonies. My communication referred to a lot of Scottish prisoners deported to Boston from London in 1651, presumably by order fo the English government.On looking over "N& Q" today I find your address appended to one of your "replies." I have several times received friendly communications direct from contributors to that valuable periodical and as you express a desire to have the names of any prisoners sent to New England, I now beg to hand you the list of Scottish prisoners in the hope that it will prove of interest. The original entry (copies from the ships' papers) is in the Archives in the Probate Court for the County of Suffolk, Mass. The list, I may add, has been printed and can be seen in the 1st Vol. of the New England Historical & Genealogical Register (Boston 1847), and in the Suffolk Register06154


Cambridge, Mass.

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1888 Feb 6


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 11.5 cm.

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