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Mostyn, Samuel (fl. 1778) to Thomas Pennant

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09023 Author/Creator: Mostyn, Samuel (fl. 1778) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennslyvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 June 1778 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: British officer in occupied Philadelphia discusses threats against Loyalists: "Peace is not wish'd at all nor hardly talked of ... The rebels have publish'd a list of Persons whom they mean to threat as Traytors [sic] to the States of America, if they will not give themselves up."

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Loyalist, Military History, Treason

Sub Era: The War for Independence