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March Date 7, Friday, June 23rd, Camp at East Hartford

Greetings Friends of AMtY.....

Tis another earlier rising for me on this morning, however, I am able to use our communication device and we receive our dispatches....before breakfast. This day, both Mike and Dave must proceed with all haste to the Fort at Ticonderoga, in New York.....we have a scheduled ceremonial with the Mayor of East Hartford at a site, with plaque, commemorating the passing of the French Army, 225 years ago, this day.....

.......again, it is the dog days of summer here in the Connecticut River Valley, but two months early it seems.......we attend the ceremonial, and Mike and Dave depart.....the remaining troop, David, Rose and myself gather at the grave of a RevWar soldier, on the grounds of the Pratt and Whitney industial complex, to render honors to that fallen soldier. We offer a Present Arms and a Mourn Firelocks, and hope that he knows his death was not in vain. We are surprised, and pleased, to learn that the P&W folks have been taking very good care of this grave site for some years, on their own. I can attest that they are doing a terrific job of it.....

.....we then repair to lunch, courtesy of the DAR and the East Hartford Historical Society...after lunch we set up at the Raymond Library, a free publick library in East Hartford, to chat with folks and to set up our traveling store, (one of the ways we are financing this campaign, as the good General Rochambeau, and his box of Silver, are not with us)....

The weather is changing rapidly, and a storm front is moving in. We gather up the store, pack, and disperse to our seperate homesteads for the day and evening in order to check on the crops, see the family, attend domestic duties, and rest. We shall reassemble at East Hartford, the Greak River Park, to commence the journey, Sunday, June 25th, at 7:30 of the Clock in the Morning....

Richard Swrtwout
For, 'AMtY'
Camp 6
East Harford
Friday June 23rd