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Copy of letter from Capt. Mowat to Adm. Graves, 1775

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Captain Henry Mowat was commanded to bombard ports, shipping and towns along the coast of Massachusetts including the coast of Maine which was then part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during the American Revolution.

This communication to Admiral Samuel Graves describes Captain Mowat's mission, including the bombardment of Falmouth (now Portland).

Graves was in charge of the British navy in North America and ordered the burning of Falmouth in October 1775.

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  • Title: Copy of letter from Capt. Mowat to Adm. Graves, 1775
  • Creator: Mowatt, Henry
  • Creation Date: 1775-10-19
  • Subject Date: 1775
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 1157, p. 17-20
  • Object Type: Text

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