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Between the 18th and 20th September 1777 the British Army under General Howe encamped in Tredyffrin on its way to Philadelphia. The army looted a number of the farms in the area. In 1782 a list of reparation claims was created in support of the peace negotiations and those for Charlestown are given below. A number of Quakers and Mennonites refused to make claims. The Chester County Archives provides an Introduction to the Claims records..

The values are quoted in Pennsylvania pounds which were severly depreciated by the end of the war, hence the apparently high valuations.

The reparation claims are signed by Captain Benjamin Bartholomew of East Whiteland, Justice of the Peace

Images courtesy of the Chester County Archives