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William Byrd Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00479
Scope and Contents Letter concerns having eaten wild fowl sent by the recipient and the use of buckles to bring his feet into "humane [sic] shape, which are as long as any munkys [monkey's ?]." The letter is dated "February 17 1741/2," noting the different calendar used by the English during this time, in which the new year didn't begin until Lady Day (March 25).

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  • Subject: Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 X
  • Names: Byrd, William, 1728-1777 X