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Letter concerning the death of Edward Hyde
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September 09, 1712
Volume 01, Page 869

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[From Pollock's Letter Book.]

Sept 9th 1712

Gentlemen

After mine to you of yesterday's we had the great misfortune to lose our Governor, who deceased yesterday about 12 of the Clock of a violent fever, had held him seven days; and hath left us in a most deplorable condition: a barbarous enemy to deal with; a scarcity of provisions, being scarce able to supply our garrisons and what small forces have out; and, the worst of all, a divided ungovernable people. But hope God in his good time will deliver us from all these affliction and difficulties——