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Jewett, D. (fl. 1775) to his son

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.58 Author/Creator: Jewett, D. (fl. 1775) Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 May 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 30.6 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: A father writes to his son outside of Boston in the early stages of the siege. Relates that he just heard that "our Forces" march to Boston tomorrow. Was disposed to visit him in camp, but sends this letter instead. Sends his kindest regards and says his only daughter, Sally, is with him. Says she behaves well and is in good health. Says "She has not had one Turn of Hysterick-Disorder since she came." Includes some of her "broken Scrawls," but in a postscript says she tore it up to bits before he could include it. Will watch her as long as he remains at the front. Thanks God for his son's safety thusfar and reminds him to live honorably because "you have a Christian-Character to support as well as a Military." Sent by the favor of Captain Coit to Colonel Elisha Porter, who might be Jewett's commanding officer.

People: Jewett, D., fl. 1775
Porter, Elisha, 1742-1796

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Women's HistoryHealth and MedicalMental HealthChildren and FamilyRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary CampChristianityMorality and EthicsReligionMilitia

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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