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For sale: A plea for help after 1690 attack

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The letter is an urgent request for help. “The enemy doth surround us on every side, murdering some of our people in a most cruel & barbarous manner,” it says. “We are every moment in fear of our life.” The unsigned manuscript, written by survivors of the 1690 Schenectady Massacre, will be sold Oct. 10 by New York City-based Swann Auction Galleries, which specializes in works on paper, such as maps, books, prints and drawings. ...

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Fritzdawg
September 23, 2013
12:40 a.m.

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Nice reporting there. Bravo.
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Don't dare give anybody an opportunity to bid by telling us where to do so.
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The following link includes a picture of the document, as well as a transcript, and how to bid.
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http://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/...

JIMOCONNOR
September 23, 2013
10:13 a.m.

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If the letter was quoted accurately, the report misspells Schenectady.

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