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A Quaker’s Long Way Home

By George Eastburn “In 1802 the Miantonomoh was captured and condemned by the Spaniards at Valparaiso. Nantucket lost one of her ships about the same time, which was engaged in whaling and sealing, as the former had been. She was named the Trial, and was commanded by Thomas Coffin, the father of the late lamented Lucretia Mott. Nothing was ever…

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