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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: John Pugh
Date: July 26 [1862]
Place: Key West, Florida
To: Sarah Ann Pugh

Physical Description: ink on paper; 3 pages (20 x 12 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5009-4

Transcribed by: Brandy Hutton and George Rugg, 2001

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Key West Florida
July 26th/[][]

Dear Sister Lallie

     We have been out on a cruise of eight days. We arrived here to day 12 o'clock, M. We brought a prize in with us. She is a Schooner [i.e., the Orion]. Said to be loaded with Saltpeter, Drugs, cordage &c. She was from Kingston, Jamaca, bound to Matimoras. We took her, off the coast of Yucatan. Weather very hot. And calm. Sometimes not enough wind to float the penant. But next month, if we'r here, I expect we will see some squally weather. Some of our ships company

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have a touch of the Skirvy. My health is very good, (consid In in one of my late letters, I mentioned something about a Prize Brig we sent to Boston. I think I said it was the Brig Model, if I did, it is wrong. It was the Brig Lilla, of Liverpool. It is so very hot, I can scarcely write. I hope to spend next winter where there is snow. We go to sea again this evening. While out this time we chased a Steamer, she got away, But was taken the next day by another. She is now in here as a prize. Excuse this short letter, for I must close. You cant say now that I dont write to you. How many does this make?

From Your Brother

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P.S. has Evan forgotten how to write? or is he so much taken, up street, with,           You said some months ago, he would write, but had sore fingers have they not got well yet?

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