Noyes, John (1740-1784) to Mary Noyes [incomplete]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.056.11 Author/Creator: Noyes, John (1740-1784) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter Date: circa September-December 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 31x 20 cm.
Writes to his wife in Newbury, Massachusetts. States that 130 British vessels have landed at Staten Island and they have not more than 10,000 troops. Reports that the British are going up to Albany. Mentions the execution and jailing of some Tories. He remarks that six of their men were killed by their own cannon fire. Informs that there are 30 to 40 thousand men in the American army. First page and last page or pages are missing so there is no date or signature. Both are inferred from context and from other letters in the collection. Noyes was a soldier in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War.
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