Teaspoons belonging to Relief Ellery
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[ This description is from the project: Revolutionary-era Art and Artifacts ]
Miss Relief Ellery (later Vincent), a 20-year-old Charlestown resident, grabbed these dainty silver spoons from the breakfast table on the morning of 17 June 1775, fleeing to the woods as the British began firing on her town. When she returned, her entire home was gone. The spoons were all she had left.