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June 25, 1775 Letter from Peter Brown to his Mother, Page 4

I was in the fort when the enemy came in, Jump'd over the wall and ran half a Mile, where balls flew like hail stones and Cannon roar'd like thunder, but tho I escap'd then it may be my turn next after asking your Prayers must conclude wishing you the best of Blessings, still remain your Dutiful Son

Peter Brown


PS, I wish very much to come and see you, 'tis in vain to think of that now, I desire you to write to me, direct to Peter Brown Cambridge, to be left at Colo Prescotts Chambers in the South Colledge, & send by way of Providence to Roxbury from whence it will be likely to come safe my love to Polly Sally & Patty have not leisure to write to them in particular, and Conveyance very uncertain, hope they will excuse me this time --

To day at Cambridge, to morrow
To morrow the Lord only knows where                PBrown

[On fold as cover sheet:] Mrs Sarah Brown Newport Rhode Island

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