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Parker, James to Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08349 Author/Creator: Parker, James Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 Dec 1777 Pagination:

Summary of Content: For release of former employee, Scotsman Hugh Brown, convicted of high treason and sentenced to death: "That he has once more expressed to me a desire to return to his native country saying it was very unfortunate for him to be in a strange country at such an unhappy time... that he could not fight against this meaning Great Britain with a good heart..."

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarPrisonerDeath PenaltyDeathMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsLoyalistTreason

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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