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Stearns, Samuel (1741-1809) The North-American's Almanack, and Gentleman's and Lady's Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01846 Author/Creator: Stearns, Samuel (1741-1809) Place Written: Massachusetts Bay Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1776 Pagination: 1 v. : 38 p. ; 17.6 x 10.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by I. Thomas of Worchester, B. Edes of Watertown, and another printer (name lost to text loss) in Cambridge. With interleaved and bound-in diary of Reverend Joseph Lee of Concord containing accounts of his daily life. Most important entries deal with troop movements around Crown Point and Ticonderoga. The printed portion includes advice on health of soldiers and descriptions of a Tory and a Whig. Lee was tried by his fellow citizens as a Tory in April 1775 and confined to his farm until June 1776. During his confinement he was ignored by the rest of Concord and shot at by passing soldiers. Almanac's cover has been removed and the almanac is now rebound in a new hardback cover. Original cover and string in mylar in the folder.

People: Lee, Joseph, 1742-1819

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Lexington and ConcordRevolutionary WarFort TiconderogaMilitary HistoryLoyalistWhigsHealth and MedicalPrisonerPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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