Item: Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith to an unknown correspondent

Bookmark and Share
Record Number: 9779
Collection: Simon Gratz collection [0250A]
Box Number: 23
Volume Number: 4
Correspondent: Samuel Smith, 1752-1839
Relates to: Fort Mifflin (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Date of View: November 11 1777
View Format: Manuscript › Correspondence
Image description:

Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith to an unknown correspondent.  A merchant from Baltimore, Smith was a major-general of the Maryland militia in the American Revolution and War of 1812 and later a member of the United States House and Senate.  This letter, dated November 11, 1777, was written from Fort Mifflin, which was the site of a battle between the Continental forces and British forces under the command of Admiral Howe.