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Whipple, William to John Langdon and Mr. Weare re: Canada, Burgoyne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07241 Author/Creator: Whipple, William Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter Date: 1776/06/26 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 23.9 x 16.2 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07241 Author/Creator: Whipple, William Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter Date: 1776/06/26 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 23.9 x 16.2 cm

"General Burgoyne is arrived there with a much larger army than we have to oppose him. I am very fearful our army will be obliged to evacuate that country, & if a reinforcement is not speedily sent I think there is danger, we shall not be able to keep the lakes." Docketed on address leaf.

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