Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Palmer At Dartmoor Prison

From The diary of Benjamin F. Palmer, privateersman: while a prisoner on board ...

"He was a descendant of Walter Palmer, one of the founders of Stonington, Connecticut.  Stonington was the first place to offer serious resistance to the British.... ."

Benjamin Franklin Palmer was "engaged to serve on the privateer Rolla...which was captured by His Majesty's frigate Loire... ."

The Massacre of April 6, 1815, at Dartmoor was mentioned:

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