Letter from John Saffin, John Usher, and others to William Welstead, 12 June 1681
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Letter, possibly a copy, from John Saffin, John Usher, Edward Shippen, James Wetcombe, and Andrew Belcher to shipmaster William Welstead, 12 June 1681. The writers, a group of Boston merchants, ask Captain Welstead to intercept a ship they had sent out the previous year to west Africa to capture people to sell into slavery, and to direct the ship to Nantasket to offload the human cargo.