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Greg Ketcham <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 17 Jul 1998 09:34:03 -0400
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friends:

In the state historical marker survey can be found a marker for Silas Towne
(near Mexico, Oswego Co.). The marker refers to "Spy Island", a small
island off Mexico Point where Towne is buried. I have been on the island,
and there is an obelisk that marks his grave. I seem to recall that the
inscription refers to Towne spying on St. Leger's invasion force of 1777.

Question: does anyone know of any proof that Towne did indeed perform this
mission, and report it to...who?

thanks,
Greg Ketcham

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