(Hawaii to Boston via Canton, China, May 20, 1823, Missionary Letter).
Folded letter from Levi Chamberlain, datelined "Oahu, May 20th 1823"
and addressed to his uncle, Richard Chamberlain, in Boston, carried privately with corresponding sailing dates by the American brig Arab
(Capt. Meek, Master), which departed Honolulu May 23, 1823 and sailed to Canton, China, letters from this sailing were then transported to the brig Vancouver
for Boston, arriving April 26, 1824, light strike of "Ship 6" banner handstamp struck in Boston for a ship letter addressed to the port of entry, May 5, 1824 receipt docketing -- nearly a year after sending, Very Fine, a scarce early missionary letter from Hawaii, Levi Chamberlain (born 1792) served as a missionary, teacher, and agent for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions' Sandwich Islands Mission from 1822 until his death in 1849 in Honolulu, his journals reside at the Yale University Library (http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/Record/3957617/Description#tabnav
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