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André, John (1751-1780) to Louisa Andre

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07272 Author/Creator: André, John (1751-1780) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter Date: 30 November 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes a lengthy letter to his sister about recent events of the war in Philadelphia. "The army has remained encamped before Philadelphia and Mr. Washington has remained about 14 miles off. Our patroles meet and exchange shot every now and then, which is all the symptoms we have of war." Comments on his leisurely lifestyle, "The only hardships I endure are being obliged to sleep in my bed, to sit down to a very good dinner every day, to take a gentle ride for appetite's sake or to exercise my horses ... " Remarks that British General Charles Grey shows signs of favoring his advancement. Gives love to family members.

People: André, John, 1751-1780.
Andre, Louisa, fl. 1777.
Grey, Charles, 1729-1807.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Spying, Children and Family, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Revolutionary War General

Sub Era: The War for Independence