Soldier, Engraver, Forger: The Life of Richard Brunton

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Author Deborah M. Child will discuss the life of engraver and diesinker Richard Brunton. Bruton first arrived in Boston harbor with the British army in 1774 and fought in many of the key battles of the American Revolution including the Battle of Newport. When he deserted in 1779, he initially tried to make an honest living at his craft, first in Boston and then in Providence, before taking resorting to counterfeiting coin and paper currency to secure a livelihood. A book signing will follow the talk.