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    American Revolution on the Pennsylvania Frontier - Daniel Rees Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page, 8" x 12.5" [Sudury] "North[umberlan]d County" [Pennsylvania.] May 3, 1781 with integral address leaf to "John Lukens Esquire Lawyer Gen. of the state of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia." He writes to "Friend Lukens," In part: "I embrace this opportunity to inform you, our county is breaking fast, before we got assistance our frontiers were obliged to break, and so we continue driving up leaving the county we have so frequent alarms, & our people a butchering and captivating, that I dread the total destruction of the county without something turns up and not get seen..." Fortunately for Rees and Lukens, the victory of Yorktown would finally turn the tide in favor of the American cause, after years of disappointing campaigns and economic devastation. The Pennsylvania and New York frontiers in 1781 were alive with alarms warning of loyalist and Indian attacks. Years of raids by loyalists and their Indian allies caused many to abandon frontier settlements. Light foxing usual folds, else very good. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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