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Gaylord, Moses (fl. 1778) Mrs. Moses Gaylord

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02023 Author/Creator: Gaylord, Moses (fl. 1778) Place Written: Groton, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 October 1778 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 19.3 x 15.8 cm.

Connecticut Revolutionary War soldier's letter to his wife in West Hartford. Mentions that there is not much news. Says a flag of truce was flown after a packet of materials came in from Congress. Suspects that it involves the exchange of 500 French troops in New London. Describes the fortifications at Fort Griswold and Fort Trumbull. Says he saw several privateers and captured ships in the harbor. Says they will fire their cannons from the forts on 17 October in remembrance of Burgoyne's surrender on 17 October 1777.

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