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Elizabeth [Murray] Inman to Ralph Inman, 14 June 1775, J. M. Robbins Papers, Courtesy, Massachusetts Historical Society. Page 1

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Elizabeth [Murray] Inman to Ralph Inman, 14 June 1775, J. M. Robbins Papers

Staying in Cambridge after the battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775, Elizabeth Inman tried to maintain control of the property and keep the farm running. Most of the town's female inhabitants had fled in the immediate aftermath of the outbreak of hostilities. Elizabeth's isolated position exposed her to danger, a situation no doubt compounded by Ralph's presence in Boston and absence from the farm. In this difficult situation, she tried to communicate her experiences to her husband as well as her understanding of Ralph’s wishes regarding her actions and decisions

See Patricia Cleary, Elizabeth Murray: A Woman's Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-Century America (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000), 167-207.

seealsoFor more on the exchanges between the two in the spring and summer of 1775, see Elizabeth [Murray] Inman to [Ralph Inman], 22 April 1775; Elizabeth [Murray] Inman to Ralph Inman, 30 July 1775; Inman house