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Sons of Liberty Member’s Secret Letter of Correspondence William Palfrey has Informed Joseph Palmer that a British Tea Ship has Docked at Philadelphia and has been Allowed Only Six Hours to Leave with its Cargo of Tea in 1770

JOSEPH PALMER (1716-1788). British born American Patriot; Member of the Sons of Liberty in Boston; Palmer was also a skilled writer and used his talents to communicate with other members of the Sons of Liberty and to promote the cause of American independence; he is remembered today as a hero of the American Revolution.

(WILLIAM PALFREY)(1741-1780). (Mentioned, Not Signed.) William Palfrey often served as the “Scriber” a communicator for the “Sons of Liberty” in Boston, and he maintained a correspondence with the radical John Wilkes on behalf of the group; on July 16, 1775, William Palfrey was appointed an Aide-de-Camp to Major General Charles Lee; on February 10, 1776, appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief General George Washington; Selected as Paymaster General, the Chief Financial Officer of the Continental Army on April 27, 1776; elected Consul to France on December 9, 1780, embarked and Sailed for France but his ship was never heard from again, all aboard presumed lost at sea.

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