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Extract from a letter written in 1823 to a Scottish landlord asking for help to emigrate
(Catalogue ref: HO 44/13)
1a 1b 1c
1a   1b   1c            
Catalogue ref: HO 44/13; letter asking for help to emigrate, Scotland, 1823
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