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Poem by Phillis Wheatley, "To His Honor the Lieutenant Governor on the death of his Lady," 24 March 1773

Poem by Phillis Wheatley, `To His Honor the Lieutenant Governor on the death of his Lady,` 24 March 1773

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    This is a manuscript copy of a poem by Phillis Wheatley, dedicated to Lieutenant-Governor Andrew Oliver, on the death of his second wife Mary (Sanford) who died on 17 March 1773.  The poem is published in Phillis's book, Poems on Various Subjects.  Lieutenant-Governor Oliver was one of the men who verified Phillis's authorship of the book.