Member Spotlight Found in Continental Congress - Papers The National Archives Continental Congress - Papers Location: Continental Congress - PapersLtrs from General Officers 1775-89Page 107
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Letter written by Israel Putnam from Fishkill Oct. 16, 1777

Mentions "burnt all buildings and barracks at the Continental Village and some buildings at Peekskill". Also reports the death of Mrs. Putnam "last night". Enemy is up River north of Poughkeepsie. Oct. 16, 1777 is the date the British Burned Kingston

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  1. MotherB

    MotherB (13 Aug 2010)

    A great deal of Hudson River Valley history in the letter and between the lines.

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