Revolutionary War letter


Date: 1777 | Size: 1 item(s), 1 volume, 8p.


Letter to "Rev'd Sir," Lonehead, January 6, 1777, concerning the religious aspects of following the King's command for a fast day: does this constitute prayers against the American troops?

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 9 p.


Athenaeum of Philadelphia, transfer.

Early American History Note

This long letter, dated January 6, 1777, discussed contentions within a Presbyterian Synod in Lonehead, Scotland. Although there may be some vague references to the American Revolution, the content of the letter is primarily aimed at the Synod and its policies. The letter criticizes the current minister and opposes the King's request for a fast day. Arguably, the opposition to the fast day could be interpreted as giving support to the American revolutionaries.

Indexing Terms


  • Correspondence.
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Political Correspondence


  • American Revolution
  • Beyond Early America
  • Religion