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MSA SC 2095-1-18
CollectionDowsett Collection of Sands Family Papers
Dates1776/07/20, 1776/08/14
Mediumoriginal, electronic
Dowsett Collection of Sands Family Papers.

Two letters from Sergeant William Sands to his family in Annapolis, Maryland. Sands was among the first troops sent from Maryland to join George Washington on Long Island: Philadelphia July 20th 1776 and New York August 14th 1776.

Digital images in color and transcripts are available from this link. The letters are included in MSA SC 2221-2-21, Maryland State Archives: Documents for the Classroom, From Indignant Protest to Hesitant Revolutionaries: Maryland and the American Revolution, 1765-1776

See also photostat at MSA SC 204.

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