In The Revolutionary War: One year and a fateful final fortnight
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Writing from the army camp near Cambridge in the fall of 1775 to Betsey Christophers, a friend from his teaching days in New London, Hale closed with a charming reflection on menfolk leaving home to fight the redcoats:
"I am a little at a loss how you carry on at New-London…. The number of Gentlemen is now so few that I fear how you will go through the winter, but I hope for the best.
"I remain with esteem, Yr. Sincere Friend & H:ble Svt. N. Hale"