Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 24: Levi Allen

   On February 24, 1779, Major Bezaleel Beebee of Litchfield, Connecticut gave a sworn statement before Oliver Wolcott regarding the charity of Levi Allen toward American prisoners detained by the British in New York City in January 1777.  Allen was brother of Colonel. Ethan Allen.  Beebee testified that Levi Allen “was at that time indefatigable in providing for…American prisoners in that city, until his money was exhausted….”  The Connecticut Courant (Hartford) published Beebee’s deposition its edition of March 30, 1779.  For access to Early American Newspapers, please find the database listed at the Free Library of Philadelphia web site.
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