The Siege of Boston: Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Letter from Gen. John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 9 March 1776

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Letter from Gen. John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 9 March 1776
In this letter written to his wife Hannah from Dorchester Hill on 9 March 1776, John Thomas details the military preparations toward the end of the Siege that would lead to the evacuation of the Boston eight days later. In addition to his role as an army officer with the rank of major general, Thomas was a doctor. He died of small pox within three months of this letter.