Since you requested that I send a message so you could know me better, I sent you a letter to tell you something about myself. First off, as you know, I am Peter Salem. I started off as an African American slave, was freed, and I served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. I strongly disagree with King George and all of his little “antics”. I already felt that I was not treated fairly, being an African American and all, but when King George came around and RUINED everything… Well, let’s just say I was NOT a happy camper, and neither were any of the other patriots I sided with. Back to the point, I thought that independence should be something we shouldn’t have to fight for. Just a basic part of life, but once again, King George claimed he was helping us. I would call it something more like… Containing us. That’s it. Containing us and controlling us. I also feel that the loyalists are cowards. They are afraid to fight for independence, against Britain. I felt that if all of the colonies fought against Britain, we could accomplish something amazing. Some things that are important to me are my Lucky Shot, which I killed British Major John Pitcairn with during the Battle of Bunker Hill. I was proud of myself, because after being a slave, I was actually given credit for something important. I also feel that my cabin in Leicester was extremely important to me. I built it myself, lived in peace in it after the war with a career as a cane weaver, and lived with my beautiful wife, Katy Benson. One more thing that is important to me that you should know about is my flintlock rifle. This is important because I always had my trusty rifle by my side in all of the battles I fought in. Well, I think you should at least know a little something about me now.