The narrative of John Blatchford

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[New York, New York] : New York Times, 1971
vi, 127 p. : ill., port.
Eyewitness accounts of the American Revolution. Series III


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Reprint of the 1788 ed., published under title: Narrative of remarkable occurrences, in the life of John Blatchford.

Introduction and notes by Charles I. Bushnell.

An account of the Revolutionary War service of John Blatchford. He was born ca. 1762, a son of John Blatchford of Rockport, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a cabin boy in 1777. The ship was captured by the British and he spent about six years as a prisoner on a prison ship, in the East Indies, and France. Shortly after his return home, he married Anna Grover, daughter of Nehemial Grover. They had two sons and a daughter. He followed a life at sea and died at Port au Prince in the West Indies ca. 1794.

Notes: p. 47-127. Includes some genealogical notes.

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