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[p. 72] cordage and sail-cloth in all these ships, with nine firkins and two half-barrels of nails in the Two Sisters, are two-thirds for the company and one-third for the Governor, Mr. Cradock.’. . .

These letters show conclusively that vessels were built in the settlement prior to the building of the Blessing of the Bay, claimed to have been the first built in New England.

As Governor Cradock's location was in Medford, and the place where his vessels were built, it is fair to consider the Rebecca the older vessel of the two.

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