During the Revolutionary War, a woman observed a British ship approaching the shore where she lived. All men and boys of 15 years or older had been ordered into the army and the women were alone. The Tories had learned about supplies stored in a Ferry House and told the British that it was unguarded. The British decided to raid this storehouse. The ship anchored not far away and lowered a boat filled with sailors who began to row toward the shore. A canon was standing in the front yard, loaded and ready for action. When she thought they were within range, she fired the cannon. The sailors stopped rowing and were called back to the ship. They sailed away believed the storehouse was manned. The supplies were saved.
The sister of the above woman had a husband that fell into hands of the British and was being anchored on the East River in New York. Upon hearing of his imprisonment, she journeyed to General George Washington’s encampment and obtained from him a British officer (of equal rank with her husband) that was being held prisoner. She then went to the headquarters of Sir Henry Clinton in New York and negotiated an exchange of the British officer for her husband. This at a time in our history when women were thought not capable of accomplishing such a diplomatic endeavor.
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