Letters from Home: Period Accounts

Andrew Dunlap to Leonard Bronk on the Saratoga Campaign

Camp near Still Water Sept. 16th 1777

Dr. Sir

I take this Opportunity to inform you that I am in good health Hoping these few lines may find you and all your fathers Family the same

All the news I ahve at Present is that ever Since we have Been incamped here we have been Fortifying and this morning have been on the parade since Four OClock and Expect every Minute that we Shall have a General Engagement as the Enemy is advancing towards us. I would be glad to hear of you by Every opportunity  Pray, Remember my love to Mr Tryons family

Tunis Van Waganen is in Good health and Desires to be remembered to you and fathers Family and to all Inquiring Friends and Desires of you as Henry Souser has Deserted to Take him Up He had no time Write Should have Wrote more particularly to you

I Remain your loving
and Affectionate friend and humble Servant
Andrew Dunlap
By favour of Jonathan Palmer

Published source: "Letters of a Revolution 1775-1783", p.19

Editor's note: Andrew Dunlap is listed on the rolls of Capt. Samuel Van Vechten's company, Wynkoop's Regiment , 1776 (exact date unknown).

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