Monday, March 11, 2013

Philip Jones, Irish-American

Philip Jones, an Irishman in the Continental Army, testified that the British colonel who took him prisoner asked “what we did to the Irishmen that made them rebel, I answered I knew no reason excepting they lived better here than at home, upon which he struck me with his sword….” Affidavit of Philip Jones, sworn before Major General Israel Putnam, 6 March 1777, in The Pennsylvania Evening Post (Philadelphia), 3 May 1777.
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