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Elisha James family letters, 1777.

Author: Elisha JamesSarah Foster JamesWilliam JamesThomas JamesJames family.All authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence between Deacon Elisha James of Scituate, Mass., 20 Apr.-19 Oct. 1777, his wife Sarah Foster James, and his brothers William (Bill) and Thomas James. Letters pertain to Elisha's service during the Revolutionary War as a wheelwright in Captain (probably Joseph) Eaton's Company, under General Horatio Gates at Ticonderoga and Saratoga. Family matters include descriptions of his son Stanton, the birth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Horatio Gates; Horatio Gates
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Elisha James; Sarah Foster James; William James; Thomas James; James family.; William Abbott; Mary F Parmenter; Helen James Parmenter
OCLC Number: 55056022
Description: 1 narrow box and 1 narrow box of photocopies

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Correspondence between Deacon Elisha James of Scituate, Mass., 20 Apr.-19 Oct. 1777, his wife Sarah Foster James, and his brothers William (Bill) and Thomas James. Letters pertain to Elisha's service during the Revolutionary War as a wheelwright in Captain (probably Joseph) Eaton's Company, under General Horatio Gates at Ticonderoga and Saratoga. Family matters include descriptions of his son Stanton, the birth of his daughter Sally, the death of his mother-in-law Mrs. Foster, Thomas' battle with the slow fever and his difficulties running Elisha's farm in Scituate; and Bill's life as a Tory and sugar trader and his plans to emigrate to the West Indies to avoid being drafted a third time. Also includes photocopies, a typescript description of the letters by William Abbott, Jr., and an unverified transcription by Mary F. Parmenter and Helen James Parmenter.

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