William Bayley letter to mother, Jean Bayley, from Continental Army

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Description

William Bayley, a Continental Army soldier in General Wayne's Light Infantry, wrote to his mother expressing regret that he could not support her because his wages were so low. His mother, Jean Bayley of Falmouth, was a widow.

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About This Item

  • Title: William Bayley letter to mother, Jean Bayley, from Continental Army
  • Creator: Bayley, William
  • Creation Date: circa 1778
  • Subject Date: circa 1778
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 64, Box 2/5
  • Collection: Andrew Hawes papers
  • Object Type: Text

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