Revolutionary War Letter Written By Joseph Warren Found Sixty Years After It Disappeared
A 1775 letter announcing the victory at Fort Ticonderoga was spotted in an auction catalog and returned to the Massachusetts state archives six decades after it disappeared.
State archivists spotted the letter from Joseph Warren in a Sotheby’s catalog of Revolutionary War manuscripts, and the state negotiated its return, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said.
At the time he wrote it, Warren was a doctor and president of the Provincial Congress that sat in Watertown, Mass.
In the letter, he wrote that he had just learned that Col. Benedict Arnold, along with Ethan Allen, had captured Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., and forts at Crown Point and St. John’s in the Lake Champlain area, which reduced the threat of British attack from Canada.
All I can say is, thank god David Barton didn’t get his hands on this.