“Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?” by Bernadine Fawcett
A war Veteran went AWOL because his family had no food for a fortnight.
Recently discovered correspondence reveals that the Long Island Culper Spy Ring also flourishes in Connecticut. The book,“Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?” identifies
General Parsons as he meets the whales man, Caleb Brewster at the Connecticut Sound for the newest dispatch of impending attacks each day.
Tensions crackle as John Hancock rushes the Burr/Eliot exchanges of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island intelligence to George Washington’s camp.
Reverend Eliot follows the General’s suggestion to make folksy letters to cover their spy intentions. Such as: his favourite infant daughter Betsy “edited” his bible and luckily escapes the whipping that is the accepted discipline of the day. Marquis Lafayette is called to serve before the love-struck Reverend’s sister is able to be introduced to him.
Snuck into the missives is the secret code name of “Nancy.” Along with a large packet of detailed information to be delivered. Nancy, Aka, Anna Strong puts her handkerchiefs on the clothes line to signal in which cove the whales man, Brewster is arriving.
Hear with your eyes as you read the original accounts of the loud cannonading. Feel the anguish of anticipated feared attacks that become their reality as the town of Fairfield Connecticut is burned to the ground.
General George Washington’s edit to hang every man, women, or child if involved with the British movement brings home the shocking, strident and bloody discord.
Under the noses of the British, the common citizen does the unthinkable: Frees us forever.