Letter 2904

George Reid to Hans Sloane – April 22, 1689

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Date: April 22, 1689
Author: George Reid
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4036
Folio: f. 53

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Reid is glad to have reached Jamaica safely. Sloane is greatly missed there and many hope he will soon return to cure their distempers. Reid notes that Jamaica’s ‘petit corps politique’ is struggling. Many on the island were affected by disturbances to their humours. He offers his services to Captain Buntinhead in Lenwood.

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