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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

"From a genteel family with relatives on both sides of the political divide, Deming was inside Boston when the fighting began on April 1775. And she wanted to get out. The letter is quite fraught with emotion about that, which may conceal the fact that her departure was in fact quite swift and early.

This is from Deming's description of 20 April:

about 3 o'clock P.M. the Chaises return'd (for they both went to Jamaca plain wth Mr. Waters's wife, children & maids he having first engag'd them, one of 'em being his brother Thomsons, which he Mr. Thomson offer'd to Mr. D.g while it was out, & promis'd we should have on its return). We set off immediately, Mr. D.g & I in one, Sally & Lucinda, with Jemmy Church to drive in the other…"
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Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Good read! thanky

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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