Capt. Mowat's warning to Falmouth, 1775
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.