Sprinkle Vinegar About the Cabin
Ships transporting emigrants a path between Europe and America. The vessels were small and crowded, the cabins close, and the voyage required from six to ten weeks. "Betwixt decks," writes a colonist, "there can hardly a man fetch his breath by reason there ariseth such a funke in the night that it causeth putrifacation of the blood and breedeth disease much like the plague." After William Penn came to America and his ship lost a third of its passengers by
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Index to Virginia Wills and Estates