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Cape Cod The British Set Fire To Falmouth

In the War for American lndependence, Falmouth on Cape Cod was burned by a Captain Mowat under the orders of the British admiral at Boston.

The people of Falmouth, complying with a resolve of the provincial congress, violently opposed the loading of a small ship in Falmouth Harbor. The ship was attempting to enable some Tories there to convey away their effects.

The determined and strenuous opposition of the people of Falmouth to this endeavor roused the sharp indignation of the admiral. He retaliated by ordering the destruction of the town by fire. The destruction of Falmouth by the British in such a manner spread great alarm all along the Cape and upon the seacoast generally.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 02/20/06
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