Revolutionary War Letter

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Revolutionary War Letter


Dear loving sister,

It has been quite a number of years since we last spoke. I have missed you dearly and so has your nephew, little Timmy. How has mother and father been? I hope well. I am writing this letter to you, sister; because I fear that this revolution may divide our families. The mother country has not been able to care for her children properly and she has been most unfair. Some have described her as a mother spanking her child when he is trying to obey and please her. Therefore I am not sorry to inform you that I am in favor of this revolution, dear sister. If you lived here with John, little Timmy, and myself, you would see that with the Mercantilism Policy, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Townsend Act that living is nearly impossible because of the taxes and battles. Please forgive me sister but you must find a way to understand. Perhaps my true explanations from here on the actual ground in which we endure will provide some light.

I am not sure what you may have heard of the Mercantilism Policy but it truly makes one feel even lower than a starving dog. Sister, did you know that the raw materials that come into England are bought from us colonies at an extraordinary inexpensive price? Perhaps so but did you that the then finished products are brought to the colonies at an outrageous price even though we provided the raw materials? We as struggling colonists also do not agree that we only serve the purpose of enriching those in our founding country. Because of the mother country´s injustices many colonist resent not being able to manufacture our own raw materials. Oh Sister, if this is not a single act of tyranny that what is?

Not only are these decrees unjust but as are these battles such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the English Army. Our mother country came swiftly not to mend and heal her child but to punish her with might. Of course we were going to have to defend our...
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