Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 25, 1776

Oliver Wolcott, in Philadelphia to represent Connecticut in the Continental Congress, wrote to his wife, Laura Wolcott, "G. Britain mean or rather the King of it [means] to exert his utmost force agt. this Country and has infamously hired Mercenaries to Subdue us but I trust God he will be defeated."

Paul Herbert Smith, ed., Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789: Vol. 4: May 16-August 14, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1979), page 72
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