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    [Revolutionary War Prisoner of War Letter]. British Officer Charles Campbell Letter. Two pages, 6" x 7.25", "Dunstable Province of Massachusetts Bay / June 7th, 1777 ." Campbell writes to his father: "In my last letter...I informed you that there had been a Cartel settled for exchange of all Prisoners of war, and that I hoped to see N. York before the month of December, but some difficulties have arisen since, between the two contending parties, have entirely put a stop to it for the present, and probably during the war. I have therefor applied, and am at present making all the interest I can, to procure my enlargement; if I should be lucky enough to succeed, you will hear from me soon, if not, God knows when. I beg of you my Dear Father, to let no opportunity escape of getting me preferred. I am a little surprised at not having heard from a Friend or relation in the world since I left you at Grenock - and still more at not having a single line from my Brother Jack, who I must suppose is with his Regt., long before this. As all letters that are wrote from this must be open, I cannot write you more fully at present." Very clean with bold ink.

    Charles Campbell, a British officer, was captured, along with the 71st Regiment of Highlanders at Boston Harbor, and detained at Dunstable Province, Massachusetts. He was paroled at the end of 1777; he died in battle on August 18, 1780, near Camden, South Carolina.

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