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 Title:  Samuel Miles Papers, 1776-1802     
 Dates:  1776-1802 
 Abstract:  The Samuel Miles Collection contains three sets of documents. One includes correspondence. The other contains autobiographical information that covers Miles life from his time in the Seven Years' War to the American Revolution, and a third contains financial information pertaining to the family. Miles served in the Pennsylvania militia during the Seven Years' War. During the Revolution, he was an officer and a POW. Later, he was a Federalist official. These experiences are well-documented in the collection. An account book from his time as a POW provides insight on the daily activity of many prisoners of war. Entries include donations for funerals, coffins, and other items related to the prisoner of war experience. There are additional pieces of correspondence from the American Revolution. A letter from Catherine Miles, Samuel's wife, is included in the correspondence and discusses property in Philadelphia that she worried would be used by the Army. There are also a couple of letters from Joshua Loring, the British officer in charge of prisoners, reprimanding Miles and other American officers for their behavior.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.M589 
 Extent:  16 item(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Early National Politics | Military History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Military Records 
 Subjects:  Long Island (N.Y.), Battle of, 1776 | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons