Letter from Mann Page, Jr. to John Page

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    [Mann Page, Jr. to John Page August 5, 1777 [RvW Box 2 Folder 66; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Dear Brother As an apology for not writing to you by the last Post, I shall only tell you that I was at Bull Run. By Yesterday's Post I rec.d Letters which say that Howe's Fleet with the Army on board sailed the Neck before last Week from New York, [and] that on Saturday the 26th July one Division of it was seen off Egg Harbour. They are pre- paring at Philadelphia to receive them if they go there. The Opinion entertained at Camp is, that the Enemy, Design is to form a Line from about New Castle to the Head of Elk, [and] enclose all the Country from thence to Cape Charles. For which purpose one Division of the Fleet is to go into Chesapeak, [and] land Men at the Head of Elk. If they attempt this I expect they will lose more men by the Ague [and] Fever then they will be able to recruit among the Tories. There is no News of Consequence from Burgoyne's Quarter. There is a Report in Phila. that the Fox is re- taken by a 64 Gun Ship, tho it is not fully credited. Two Persons, it is said, are apprehended at Camp, who confess that they were sent out by the Enemy to assassinate Gen. l [General] Washington. Pray how is my Sister Burwell.o I hope you [and] all your Family are well, if you are may you long enjoy that Blessing. Our Love attends you all. I am Mann'sfield dear Brothr Augt. 5th. 1777 your's affecly Mann Page, Junr. [Junior] [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] Augt: 5. 77 [Addressed:] The honble John Page Esquire in From William'sburg Mann Page Junr. [Junior] [seal] [End Page 2]
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    [Mann Page, Jr. to John Page August 5, 1777 [RvW Box 2 Folder 66; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Dear Brother As an apology for not writing to you by the last Post, I shall only tell you that I was at Bull Run. By Yesterday's Post I rec.d Letters which say that Howe's Fleet with the Army on board sailed the Neck before last Week from New York, [and] that on Saturday the 26th July one Division of it was seen off Egg Harbour. They are pre- paring at Philadelphia to receive them if they go there. The Opinion entertained at Camp is, that the Enemy, Design is to form a Line from about New Castle to the Head of Elk, [and] enclose all the Country from thence to Cape Charles. For which purpose one Division of the Fleet is to go into Chesapeak, [and] land Men at the Head of Elk. If they attempt this I expect they will lose more men by the Ague [and] Fever then they will be able to recruit among the Tories. There is no News of Consequence from Burgoyne's Quarter. There is a Report in Phila. that the Fox is re- taken by a 64 Gun Ship, tho it is not fully credited. Two Persons, it is said, are apprehended at Camp, who confess that they were sent out by the Enemy to assassinate Gen. l [General] Washington. Pray how is my Sister Burwell.o I hope you [and] all your Family are well, if you are may you long enjoy that Blessing. Our Love attends you all. I am Mann'sfield dear Brothr Augt. 5th. 1777 your's affecly Mann Page, Junr. [Junior] [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] Augt: 5. 77 [Addressed:] The honble John Page Esquire in From William'sburg Mann Page Junr. [Junior] [seal] [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter from Mann Page, Jr. to John Page
Creator:
Page, Mann, 1749-1781
Date:
1777-08-05
Description:
Letter from Mann Page, Jr. to John Page relating recent news including the locations of Howe's fleet and a foiled assassination attempt on General Washington.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Page, Mann, 1749-1781, Page, John, 1744-1808--Correspondence, Page, John, 1744-1808
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.