Captain Joshua Sears - At ten years of age he chose the profession in which in after life he so greatly excelled. He was mate at the age of twenty-three, and at thirty, in 1847, was in command of the Burmah—his first ship. His ambition was to command the best ships, and his scrupulous neatness on board, and conscientious preservation of any property entrusted to his care, enabled him to choose his vessels. He was engaged entirely in foreign voyages, visiting the East Indies nineteen times, and often touching at China and the Sandwich islands. His experience of nearly forty years on the sea was more extensive and responsible in its nature than most of his contemporaries. His many long voyages had dangers, but his careful command insured crew, ship, and cargo against accident and loss. Copied from: History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts edited by Simeon L. Deyo. 1890. New York: H. W. Blake & Co CHAPTER XVIII. pages 507-577 TOWN OF DENNIS.

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  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-06-16)
    This letter is the eighty-eighth and last page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-06-13)
    This letter is the eighty-seventh page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-05-31)
    This letter is the eighty-sixth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-05-29)
    This letter is the eighty-fourth through the eighty-fifth pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-05-14)
    This letter is the eighty-second through the eighty-third pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-05-01)
    This letter is the eightieth-first page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-04-21)
    This letter is the eightieth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a letter ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-04-16)
    This letter is the seventy-eighth through the seventy-ninth pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-03-22)
    This letter is the seventy-sixth through the seventy-seventh pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-02-14)
    This letter is the seventy-second page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Note from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-02-14)
    This letter is the seventy-first page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Note from Joshua Sears to Baring Brothers & Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-02-14)
    This letter is the seventieth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a letter ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to J.H. Everett 

    Joshua Sears (1859-02-06)
    This letter is the sixty-ninth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Note from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-12-30)
    This letter is the sixty-eighth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-02-16)
    This letter is the sixty-fifth through the sixty-seventh pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-02-11)
    This letter is the sixty-fourth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-01-28)
    This letter is the sixty-second through the sixty-third pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-01-08)
    This letter is the sixty-first page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Note from Joshua Sears to Burot Gerber & Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1858-01-07)
    This letter is the first sixtieth page in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and June 1859. It is a draft of a ...
  • Draft of a Letter from Joshua Sears to Bush & Wildes Co. 

    Joshua Sears (1859-01-16)
    This letter is the first fifty-seventh through the fifty-eighth pages in what we have called “Notebook #2.” This is a composition book which contains drafts of letters written by Captain Joshua Sears between July 1852 and ...

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