Letters from Home: Period Accounts

Philip Conine Jr to Leonard Bronck

Fort Schuyler 27th June 1777

Dear Friend
Sir
I take this favourable opportunity to Acquaint you that I am in good health Hoping to hear the same from you & all good friends I am Sorry to Acquaint you that two Days ago a Private Soldier was Barbarusly killed by the Indians & a Captain Shot threw the Body &Schulped But is a live as Yet The Doctors says that he may Posible Reover But I look upon the wound to be mortally
We have nothing more at this Place But should be Extremely Glad to hear from you & some of my good friends We have not had a Single Syllable of News from below this some time Should be glad to hear from the Coxsackie gentlemen and Ladies No more In great Hast am with Respect your friend & Humble servant

Philip Conine

per favour of Mr. Hansen

published source: Beecher, Raymond (Ed.): Letters from a Revolution, 1775-1783: A Selection From the Bronck Family Ppaers At the Greene County Historical Society. The NYS American Revolution Bicentennial Commision; Albany (NY), 1973, p. 18..

 

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