Capt. Mowat's warning to Falmouth, 1775
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Captain Henry Mowat of the British Navy was commanded to bombard ports, shipping and towns along the Massachusetts coast during the early days of the American Revolution.
Captain Mowat drafted this letter addressing the people of Falmouth (now Portland) warning them of what his ships were about to do, and offering refuge for British Loyalists.
The item is a copy of Mowat's original letter.
- Title: Capt. Mowat's warning to Falmouth, 1775
- Creator: Mowatt, Henry
- Creation Date: 1775-10-16
- Subject Date: 1775-11-16
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 1157, p. 13
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
Falmouth (Me.)--Burning by British, 1775
Portland (Me.)--Burning by British, 1775
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns & battles--Manuscripts
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