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Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) to Colonel Brewer re: military movements of General Howe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07710 Author/Creator: Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) Place Written: Coryells Ferry [?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1777/07/29 Pagination: 4 p. 30.5 x 20.3 cm

"I am still of the opinion General Howe goes southward or returns to the North River- He will receive great aid in attacking Philadelphia from his shipping and great assistance from the inhabitants of all the lower counties."

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