Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

31/5/2007

Brooklyn Eagle Prints a Tall Tale

BROOKLYN — During the American Revolution General Washington was aided by the well-organized “Culper Ring” of spies. One of the ring’s operations was to send female spies into the occupied city, under the pretext of taking baskets of fruit and food to relatives. Instead they relayed information on the disposition of British patrols by hanging a black petticoat and an agreed-upon number of white handkerchiefs from a clothesline behind Mary Underhill’s boardinghouse on Queen Street. for more click here

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