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Malcolm Lewis
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    Thanks Sam for the reference. Helen Watts book sounds excellent but a bit pricy. I’ll see if I can get from a public library.
    Would you expect that letters from seamen were censored by officers before being sent home? The Navy was sensitive about possible mutinous rumblings in the Fleet – Jack Nastyface and all that.
    The English postal system was in its infancy so sending and receiving mail from seaman must have been difficult and expensive.