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Written April 7, 1676, by Edward Rawson, the Secretary. Issued at the General Court of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by its Governor, Frederick Dickman Carr, Esq. and the Council of the Society December 30, 1921.
The letter begins with a formal expression of sympathy and condolence on the passing of Connecticut’s Governor John Winthrop (April 5, 1676). The letter goes on to discuss two matters of diplomacy, the impressment of Massachusetts sojourners in Connecticut, and the embargo or "stop" on the exportation of corn.
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Rawson, Edward, "A Letter from the Council of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay to the Council of Connecticut" (1921). Rhode Island History. 4.