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Sale 38 Lot 510

EARLY ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA Early letter from St. Augustine, FL, America's oldest city, 4pp. 4to., Feb. 16, 1832 in which "Tom" writes his brother. In part: "...A little town not containing three thousand inhabitants...incapable of cultivation...the population stagnate into a mere vegetable existence...enterprize of all kinds is at a complete standstill...no lines of vessels, and even a yearly steamer is an astonishment. An occasional schooner brings the necessaries of life...to the famishing population...Did you ever meet a more indolent people than those of a warm climate?...They originally were a servile race to the Spaniards here...There is much beauty amongst the ladies of this place...I am an acceptable beau with them...". More good content. Very good.
Estimate $ 200-300

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