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Behold a Coward

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

October 22. –Behold A Coward!–The public is desired to take notice, that Daniel Pittee, ensign in Captain Timothy Stow’s company, Colonel Wheelock’s regiment, applied at head-quarters for a discharge, upon hearing the enemy were likely to attack our lines. He was refused, and next day deserted our camp. This infamous runaway belongs to the south parish of Dedham, in the county of Suffolk. 1


1 Published by. order, at Ticonderoga; Freeman’s Journal, November 5.

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