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Cynthia (Williams) Leffingwell married an older man with an established family and moved from Deerfield, Massachusetts, to Norwich, Connecticut. She was the sister of William Stoddard Williams. In this letter to her younger sister, Cynthia inquires of the goings-on Deerfield, particularly relating to the activities resulting from Shays' Rebellion. She has been reading the newspaper, probably has seen accounts of fighting, and hopes that her friends and family in Deerfield are not involved.


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Letter to Mary (Polly) Ashley

author   Cynthia Williams Leffingwell (1750-1828)
date   Dec 18, 1786
location   Connecticut
width   6.25"
height   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.028

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Letter to Israel Williams

Letter to David Hoyt [Hoit] regarding Shays' Rebellion

"The History of the Insurrections in Massachusetts in the year seventeen hundred and eighty six and the Rebellion"

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