This letter is still preserved, and it does not answer to Rale's account of it.
See Francis, Life of Rale, where the entire passage is given.
The death of Rale and the destruction of Norridgewock did not at once end the war.
They were rale good dogs, and would mind you, master Oscar, most as well as me.
Thof he's such a friend at a pinch, he's a rale mon of business.