I heard you guys won and lost at Bunker Hill. I'm so proud of
you. When I grow up I want to be just like you. I don't want to
be afraid to stand up for what I believe in. I want to be
fearless and brave. I wish you were home right now. Laura has
small pox. It's getting really bad. I can't see Laura anymore
because Mama is scared I might get small pox too. I miss her but
I still get to talk to her through the door. I miss you more. I
hope that when you get this letter you'll write back.
P.S. Don't forget to tell me all about Bunker Hill.
I am so proud of you. You are growing up to be such a fine boy.
It means so much to me that you look up to me like that. I miss
you so much. I made a friend named John Smith. He has a little
boy your age too. When we become independent maybe you could meet
him sometime. Wouldn't that be fun? Don't you worry about Laura;
I know God will let her get better. Again, I'm proud of you for
caring so much about your sister. I brag about you two to the
soldiers here all the time. Nobody has kids as great as mine.
Bunker Hill was a rush to me. At first I was nervous watching the
red coats march toward us. I began to gain confidence as I saw us
start winning. I shot five men. I saw at least three of them die
on the spot. I'm not proud of it Samuel. War is a bloody thing.
Never let anyone tell you war is a good thing because it isn't.
It kills people. Ruins families. I have to stand up for what I
believe in. If I don't I'm not sure life would be good for you
and Laura when you're all grown up. We can't have that can we? I
know you're mother is still upset about me off at war. She hasn't
written me yet. I still write her as much as I can. Send her my
Did you fight in The Battle of Gloucester? If you did I bet you
were brave. I'm happy you made a friend. Now you won't be as
lonely. Were you lonely… and are you still? I talked to Mother
like you asked. She is writing a letter to you right now! Mother
was saying how she was taking her feelings out on you and that
isn't right. Laura is getting worse. I have faith in God too. See
I'm just like you! I think people have to get really sick before
God can fix them. I can't believe you killed some people! I hope
the Lord forgives you. I know he will because you did it for a
good reason. Things are looking better over here. Tell George
Washington that it's working! Remember my friend Joseph Johnson?
His dad died of small pox. I knew he was your friend so I made
sure I would tell you. I know you'll never die though because
nothing could hurt you.
I miss you Father,
Yes I did fight in The Battle of Gloucester. I tried my best
though it wasn't enough. You can bet the British are getting what
they deserve though. Just wait Samuel, pretty soon we'll be our
own country. At least I hope. I am lonely sometimes. Sometimes I
wish I was home with your mother and Laura, and of course you.
I'm proud to serve America though. I have more friends now. We
keep each other company while we miss home. Keep praying and
Laura will be fine. I know it. I got your mother's letter. It was
truly sweet and I already wrote back! I hope the Lord does
forgive me for killing those men. War is bloody. I think I
already told you that though. I am sad to learn that Mr. Johnson
died. I give my regards to the Johnson family. I miss you too.
Things aren't good here. You were wrong. God didn't save Laura..
she's dead. Mother can't stop crying. I've been crying a lot too.
I really miss her. It's hard to even imagine that she's gone. All
I can think about is you and Laura. I hope that you're safe.
Nothing is good enough if you don't try your best. Since you did
I am very proud of you. I don't worry as much now that I know you
have friends who help you. I'm very glad that you have people you
can talk to. Everyone here is calling the soldiers heros. That
means that you're a hero too. Even if you aren't, you're my hero.
Rebel's fine. She gave birth to some puppies around a week ago.
They look very healthy and we found some people who want to buy
them! Do you think we're going to win the war? I do. I don't want
to be a part of Britain. That's another reason why I'm just like
you. I miss Laura so much it hurts. I'm sure when you find out
she's dead you will too.
Lots of love,
Dear fellow Patriot,
I'm sorry for your loss. The person you tried to mail your last
letter to has recently passed away in The Shelling of Stonington.
Be proud because you're relative is helping us become our own
country. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.
The Continental Army
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