Courtesy of UNB Archives & Special Collections, The Winslow Papers, Vol. 2-103, 1783
This letter shows the difficulty “free” Black residence faced in receiving provisions. Col. Isaac Allen writes that George Black, a free man, with a wife and two children was in desperate need for provisions.
Col Isaac Allen’s letter – Front
Dr Sir –
George Black a free man with his wife and two children came with me to this place, he has long been free, and was one of the brave fellows who served under the gallant Col Tye. I think he deserves provisions as well as other refugees + if you should be of the same opinion, pray be so good as to say a word for him. I am now obliged to write surrounded by my work people. I wish much…