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“Several of us dress’d in woman’s clothes”

At the end of September 1780, Lt. Enos Reeves (1753-1807) and his company of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment were in Haverstraw, New York, on the Hudson River.They didn’t have much to do. On 4 October Reeves wrote to a fellow officer about what they had done to keep themselves amused:We make ourselves very Merry at this place and as there is but few of the inhabitants worthy our notice we enjoy ourselves without them.
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