In 1775, Mary Fish Noyes, a widow, married Gold Selleck Silliman, “one whose person and address are exactly agreeable to my taste.” While Silliman was stationed in New York with the Connecticut militia in the following year, Mary kept up a lively correspondence with him.
Mary wrote again in November
My Best Beloved
O this long tedious absence! But it draws neigher to a close I trust and hope, and I will endeavour to hold out to the end; for I have the vanity to think I have in some measure acted the heroine as well as my dear Husband the Hero.
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