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Spy Secret Marker Kit


While Newport was home to several patriotic heroes during the Revolutionary War, it was also home to a British Spy. Newport resident Metcalf Bowler was a vocal supporter of the Revolution in the years leading up to 1775, joining the local Sons of Liberty and even acting as a delegate to the First Stamp Act Congress. Four days into the British Invasion of Newport, however, he offered his services as a spy to the British Army. Bowler was a largely ineffective spy, however, and never passed on valuable information to the British.