James D. Butler
of Deeds. Liber I (Boston 1880). I have compared the printed list with the original entry and can vouch for its correctness, having only a difference of opinion as to a few letters in the spelling of some of the names. The blanks show where the paper is worn or the words illegible. I am in the United States merely on a visit from Scotland but passing the winter in Cambridge, and being so near to Boston have been hunting for records re= garding early Scottish settlers in New England. It was in this search that I came across the list of Scottish prisoners.I may mention that the Scots Charitable Society of Boston is the oldest benevolent institution in the U.S. It was founded in 1657, is still flourishing, and its Books are intact from the beginning.Pray let me know if you receive this, and believe me, Yours FaithfullyJohn MacKayJames D. Butler Esq
1888 Feb 6
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