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From John Winthrop's Journal. Winthrop was a Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

February, 1631

The frost broke up, and after that tho we had many storms and sharp frost, yet they continued not, neither were the waters frozen up as before. And it hath been observed ever since this bay was planted by the English, viz, seven years, that at this day the frost hath broken up every year. The poorer sort of people who lay long in tents, &c. were much afflicted with the scurvy, and many died, especially at Boston and Charlestown ; but when this ship came and brought us good stores of juice of lemons, many recovered speedily. It hath been always observed, that such as fell into discontent, and lingered, after their former condition in England, fell into the scurvy and died. (Winthrop, 23)



Winthrop, John, A Journal of the Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England Colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644 Ed John Porter, Hartford, 1790

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