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June 25, 1775, from Private Peter Brown in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
to his mother, Sarah Brown, in Newport, Rhode Island. Private
Brown, who came from Westford, Massachusetts, served under
Colonel William Prescott at Bunker Hill. Brown, who describes
himself as "hearty in the cause," filled his letter with details;
it is the fullest account of the feelings and observations
of a participant in the ranks.
William Prescott's letter
Adams, August 25, 1775, for an account of the same
events by the commander of the expedition.