REVOLUTIONARY WAR—SOLDIER'S LETTER. JEWETT, JAMES.  Autograph Letter Signed ("James Jewett"), 2 pp, small 4to (conjoined leaves), "Camp" [in New York], August 1780, to his family, reporting on recent army events,

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR—SOLDIER'S LETTER.
JEWETT, JAMES.
Autograph Letter Signed ("James Jewett"), 2 pp, small 4to (conjoined leaves), "Camp" [in New York], August 1780, to his family, reporting on recent army events,

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR—SOLDIER'S LETTER.
JEWETT, JAMES. Autograph Letter Signed ("James Jewett"), 2 pp, small 4to (conjoined leaves), "Camp" [in New York], August 1780, to his family, reporting on recent army events, leaves creased and toned, staining and small loss at lower margin to second leaf.

SOLDIERS EXECUTED FOR DESERTION AND FOR SPYING. In part: "I would inform you that we Left West Point the 29 Day of July and we are almost to the Jarseys and within fore and twenty Miles from the Cittey of New York and we Expect to go into the Cittey if the french fleet comes as we expect will come soon. I would inform you that I have Now News to Wright to you att Present only, the 26 of July their was two Men Shot one for Desarting and the other for a Spi." Possibly written by James Jewitt of Newburyport (1758-?), son of James Jewitt (1718-1790) who also served in the Revolutionary War.
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