"Prince" and the revolution
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Located near the Freetown State forest. no more than a few feet from the road.
not the toughest cache to get but we thought it was a spot with an interesting feature worth checking out.It probably gets passed by all the time without any recognition so figured we'd put a cache there so "he" would get some appreciation. We came across it in our journeys and I tried to research it to find out the historic significance of it so we could make this another one of our history lesson caches but couldn't find anything about it on the net. If anyone has any info about it we'd love to hear it!Thanks in advance! Cache contains a log book and a few odds and ends and is in a tupperware container.
I received this letter some time back from mudtracker and forgot to add it .Thanks to him for finding this info for us and also to Chief Everett Gray Fox Page for sharing!!
I recently visited your "Prince" cache and left a TB. I was interested
in the history surrounding this man and droped an e-mail to the tribe
that erected the monument. Their reply was
"Mr. XXXXXX thank you for being one of only a few who would like to
know about Fall River and its past. Daniel Page was my fourth great
grandfather. He was the grandson of a native patriot who fought in the King
Philip War. As a reward for his service they were granted a porsion of
land that became known as the Watuppa Reservation. Daniel grew up on
this land. During the American Revolution Daniel was in t he command of
Col. Barton. Col. Barton was commanded to capture British General Lee
encamped at a private farm in Portsmouth R.I. Sneeking up on the house
Barton found that the building was shut tight and wanted to retreat before
the change of sentry from Newport arrived. Daniel and Barton's Slave
Toby chanced the encounter,broke the door down to Lee's chamber and
captured him. Afetr handing Lee over to Barton Daniel remembered that the
sword (important to the surrender) was left behind. Daniel ran back to the
house to retreive the sword and gave it to Barton. In a letter fro
m Barton to General Washington,BArton told of the capture but not of
the Indian and Slave who saved the day. For this Daniel was granted his
freedom and returned to the reservation to live the rest of his days."
Chief Everett Gray Fox Page
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