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Nelson Woolsey Letter Written During The American Revolution (Dec. 1775-Jan. 1776)
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Dear shipe(?) more(?) Page 1 Christmas & New Year
As you well know that I am no Genius at writing upon a subject call’d nothing. I shall make it the business of this letter to give you the history of my March which I fear will be but imperfect--- 19 Decem – 23rd Marchd from Pecks hill with 1700 Men & 80 Baggage Waggons Commanded by the Hon'ble Major Gen Lee crossed the Hudson & Marchd on two miles when we halted, the baggage being in arear & no inhabitants we were obliged to stay out in the rain, all but myself-- I having a good
The first line of this document, the salutation, is a difficult one to make out. What are the second and third words? Or, are we looking at one word? The transcriber thinks the second word may be "more," but I make out a "t-h-r-i[...]" or an "s-t-r-i[...]".