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Extract of a Letter to Lieutenant Jones


Extract of a Letter to Lieutenant JONES, of the Sixty-Third Regiment at BOSTON, dated at CORK, SEPTEMBER 10, 1775.

They [the Americans] will be scourged severely, and it is the opinion the soldiers will have all the forfeitures. I wish you all health, and that you may finish as gloriously as you have begun. The Sergeants give one guinea to every man, besides the King' s bounty; these people are to be formed into Companies additional to each Regiment to recruit it. We have taken it into our heads here that the Admiral and his fleet have not been as active as they should be, and are told he is sent for home. I am, Sir, most affectionately, yours ever,