14Independence Celebration Report
- Jul 10, 2008Dear Friends,
I am delighted to report that I had attended the Tavern on Friday and
Saturday past, to celebrate our Independence Day festivities. If the
weather should remain sufficiently amenable, I am inclined to again
make such additional appearances this week as well.
Some of our Friends may be aware that I had spent some time
assembling a new summer suit for the occasion. My skills, having
failed me in this attempt, I frantically pleaded the incomparable
hand of our good Mrs. Moyer to rescue me from my folly. In her very
most gracious assistance, she swept away my dread! Images shall
The Holiday was immeasurably enhanced by an encampment on the Tavern
grounds displaying the divers implements of military kit replete with
tales of their use and origins.
The early evening of Saturday, was greatly enlivened with the
boisterous songfull glee of the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment; having
soon before broken their own encampment on the grounds of the
In the course of all this celebratory excitement, chance had me
become acquainted in one Thomas Paine, with whom I engaged a lively
and spirited debate upon the matters of our Country's days! I pray
sincerely that we may again make company to continue such
envigorating and thoughtful discourse!
Well, it is now Thursday the 10th, and as we are blessed with weather
so fine as not to waste, I am dressed to return to town to further
adventure what engagements shall appear!
In Covet'd Liberty, I Truly Remain,
Pat'k Neil Fields
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