Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

Hale's Life in Connecticut  |  The Years At Yale  |  In The Revolutionary War  |  How Sculptors Saw Him  |  George Dudley Seymour  |  Images & Namesakes  

In The Revolutionary War: One year and a fateful final fortnight
Hale letter to Betsy
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The charmer

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"