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Mumford, Giles (1759-1795) to Thomas Mumford

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.075.05 Author/Creator: Mumford, Giles (1759-1795) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 October - 2 November 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Giles Mumford an American soldier in New York to his father, the Groton, Connecticut merchant Thomas Mumford. Says he has not received a line from his father since 9 October 1777. Pleased his mother and all his friends are feeling better. Expresses joy over the victory of Gates in the Northern Department. Says he is sending a copy of the Convention Articles to him (not included). Says "I think Great Brittain never met with such a Stroke, before, she must inevitably feel it." Hopes General Washington will do the same to General Howe. Says he heard Howe lost 1500 men at Germantown. Says he received 150 dollars from Ensign Barber and that he has loaned it out to various officers since they have not drawn pay in three months. Says Colonel Webb is going to give him money and he will settle his account with him then. Wants his father to send "Spanish White" to have his clothes cleaned. Also wants another blanket. Writes on the 28th that he will move on to New Windsor when the weather permits. Says to direct his letters to Fishkill, New York. Writes on 2 November that he has arrived in Fishkill and that he expects to move to White Plains soon, where General Parsons is. Thinks an expedition against New York is being undertaken. Mentions some details of the actions.

People: Mumford, Giles, 1759-1795.
Mumford, Thomas, 1728-1799.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Military History, Continental Army, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Battle, Battle of Saratoga, Convention Army, Surrender, Finance, Soldier's Pay, Soldier's Letter, Military Uniforms

Sub Era: The War for Independence