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INVITATION TO THE REFUGEES.
1779.
" Sir Harry's Invitation" was written by Philip Freneau. We have it in a ballad sheet, dated 1779.
THE INVITATION.
Come, gentlemen tories, firm, loyal, and true, Here are axes and shovels, and something to do!
For the sake of our King,
Come labor and sing. You left all you had for his honor and glory, And he will remember the suffering tory.
We have, it is true,
Some small work to do;






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