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Barron, William (d. 1803) to Christopher Champlain

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00190 Author/Creator: Barron, William (d. 1803) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 April 1775 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Barron, apparently a merchant or ship captain in Baltimore, to Champlain a merchant in Newport, Rhode Island. Barron's writing is understandable, but filled with misspellings. References his own letter of 18 April 1775. Says he is loaded and expects to sail in five or six days. Says "we Recvid the disagreable news of the Battle Betwixt the Boston people and the Regler solder[s]," but does not mention battles of Concord or Lexington by name. Worries that recent developments will affect business. Hopes to hear from Champlain on what to do with the ship because he believes all the ports will be shut down soon. Hopes Champlain will not forget about his family during this ordeal and says "I hope this unhappy afair may be settled soon but I have no Resions to think that it will."

People: Barron, William, d. 1803.
Champlain, Christopher, fl. 1775.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Lexington and Concord, Revolutionary War, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Maritime, Merchants and Trade, Commerce

Sub Era: The War for Independence