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Context of Captain Nathan Hale, 1755-1776, Yale College 1773, Major John Palsgrave Wyllys, 1754-1790, Yale College 1773 : friends and Yale classmates, who died in their country's service, one hanged as a spy by the British, the other killed in an Indian ambuscade on the far frontier : a digressive history now told with many antiquarian excursions, genealogical, architectural, social, and controversial, with an account of some members of a great patrician family, their manorial establishment in Hartford, their custody for generations of the Charter of King Charles the Second, and the story of the hiding thereof
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