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Peggy Owen and Liberty

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,239 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.5
LoC Categories: PZ, D
Downloads: 427
Added to site: 2010.01.12 26288

The story of a Quaker girl who lived opposite the State House in Philadelphia. Peggy gets into trouble for hiding her cousin, a British officer, who is in danger, and sees exciting adventures in the fighting between Tories and Patriots in New Jersey.

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which hath sprung up of late. I do not know how long the conference will last, but it comes very pleasantly just now, as it enables me to have the comforts of home during this severe weather."

"When did you leave the Highlands, sir?"

"Four days since. The army had begun to hope that winter was over, as the ice was beginning to come down the Hudson. This storm hath dashed our hopes of an early spring."

"And must thee return there, David?" asked Mistress Owen.

"No; I am to go to Lancaster. This trade seems to be flourishing among the British prisoners stationed there. Congress had granted permission to England to keep them in supplies, and it seems that advantage is taken of this fact to include a great many contraband goods. These the prisoners, or their wives, are selling to the citizens of Lancaster and surrounding country. To such an extent hath the trade grown that it threatens to ruin the merchants of the place, who cannot compete with the prices asked. I am to look into the m



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