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  •  for every 3 NE; there was a British Regular (5+ / 0-)
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    gffish, VClib, Boris Godunov, catwho, elginblt

    check out this:  http://merrill.olm.net/...

    This estimates that the colonial population of NE in 1770 was about 580,000.  Adjusted for growth to 1775 would bring it to about approximately 600,000.  You are staying there were 200,000 British Regulars in NE?  The entire British army and navy in the WHOLE EMPIRE in the WHOLE WORLD couldn't have been that large.  It is a preposterous number.

    •  The British army (1+ / 0-)
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      vcmvo2

      used mercenaries. Check history of Williamsburg / Yorktown, VA, and why the Williamsburg had /  has an armory in the middle of town.

      "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

      by azureblue on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:22:25 AM PST

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