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In September 1684 William Dunlop was in London. His brother had died on a trading voyage to the West Indies and in this letter to his father, William tells of his attempts to find out what had happened to his brother and to his possessions. In the three years after his writing and ciphering lessons in Dordrecht his handwriting has deteriorated further.
In the days before standard punctuation, note how William Dunlop breaks up sentences by beginning new sentences with Sir or so sir.
Some legal terminology perhaps requires an explanation:
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Transcription of lines 16-22
Transcription of lines 23-29
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