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R Patrick Murphy (Pat) Board Member

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In memory of R Patrick Murphy

[ passed February 19, 2019],

our Colonel George Washington

wants his man back.

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From Colonel George Washington

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[Fort Loudoun, 8 December 1756]

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To Captain Bosumwith, of the Royal American Regiments at York.

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Sir,

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I am informed you have enlisted one Patrick Murphy a Deserter from my Regiment who was confined in the Goal at York, tho’ you had previous knowledge of his being so.1

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You must be sensible such proceedings are repugnant to the public interest, and contrary to established articles of war; to say nothing of the ill effects that follow precedents of this nature. The suspicion of a Soldiers disloyalty, I shou’d have thought sufficient to suspend your desire of recruiting him, until confirmed of the truth: and as you then refused to give him up to a Sergeant sent on purpose to receive him: and now assured of his belonging to my Regiment;

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I hope you will take the first opportunity of returning him to his company at maidstone (under command of Capt. Robert Stewart:) It being impracticable to send so far as Philadelphia for him. Your compliance will oblige Sir Yours &c.

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G:W.

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See Founders Online letter.

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“The French & Indian War in Shenandoah County: Life on the Inner Frontier 1752-1766”

By R. Patrick Murphy

Murphy book cover

131 pages, Beautifully Illustrated.

The story of the French & Indian War in Shenandoah County as it exists in memory and artifact. Full color illustrations, fold-out map of French & Indian War sites in the County.

$30.00, plus $5.00 S&H ($35.00)

 

For “The French & Indian War in Shenandoah  County”,  Make checks payable to R. Patrick Murphy: 

Mail to:     P.O. Box 719, Basye, VA  22810-0719

For Questions, email Mr. Murphy at: pmurphy1@shentel.net

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Click the left clicker to see clearly this short biography.

R PATRICK MURPHY FNI BOARD MBR

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In Memory of Pat

February 19, 2019

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Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture

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We would like to showcase one of  our French and Indian War Foundation directors on our Board.

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REMINDER:  

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Lecture This Sunday, March  11, 2018:
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“Life on the Inner Frontier: The French and Indian War in Memory and Artifact in the Shenandoah Valley”
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Presented by
Patrick Murphy, Author and Historian
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St. James United Church of Christ, Lovettsville
2:00 p.m.

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This Sunday, March 11, 2018, Patrick Murphy, author of an award-winning book on the French and Indian War, will present “Life on the Inner Frontier: The French and Indian War in Memory and Artifact in the Shenandoah Valley,” as this month’s featured lecture in the Lovettsville Historical Society 2018 Lecture Series.

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Mr. Murphy will discuss the French and Indian War in the Shenandoah Valley – the closest the war came to Loudoun County — with a focus on how we remember that war today.

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Topics will include:

• The face of the frontier
• Indian mode of warfare
• Fortified places of refuge
• Representative incidents
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Mr. Murphy, who has been a Navy engineer, an English professor, and a practicing lawyer, is now an accomplished historian and is a Board member of the French and Indian War Foundation in Winchester, VA.
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The program will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, VA., at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to defray expenses of the program and to support the activities of the Lovettsville Historical Society.
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For more information, visit www.LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org or email events@lovettsvillehistoricalsociety.org.

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