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Papers of the Winthrop Family, Volume 2

Sunday, 4

4 April 1630

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6 April 1630
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Winthrop, John


The winde still W: and S: with faire weather. a maid of S: R: Saltonstall1 fell downe at the gratinge by the Cookroome, but the Carpenters man (who occasioned her fall vnwittingly Caught hold of her, with incredible nimblenesse and saved her, otherwise she had fallen into the hold.


Sir Richard Saltonstall remained in New England less than a year. In 1644, while he was ambassador to Holland, his portrait was painted by Rembrandt. In 1858, a copy of this portrait was presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Leverett Saltonstall, Esq., and reproduced in 1 Proceedings , IV. See supra, 152, note 1 2 .