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Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to unidentified, 1777 April 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1

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Rush congratulates the unnamed recipient on his recent appointment in the army, and makes note of the support of France and Spain in America's revolutionary cause, along with other Mediterranean countries. He mentions that the army expects to check any advance of General Howe into Philadelphia, whose appearance would cause a panic. He notes that his opposition to Pennsylvania's current government has cost him his seat in Congress, but that he had planned to join the army in any case.


  • 1777 April 2

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