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Title Bills of lading [manuscript]: provisions sent to Louisbourg in 5 sloops, 1746 Aug. 26
Author Apthorp, Charles (1698-1758)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Bill of lading written and signed by Apthrop listing provisions sent to Fort Louisbourg, Nova Scotia in August 1746. This document records the names of five ships sent to Louisbourg and their cargo. The provisions included bread, rum, beef, pork, peas, rice, butter, oil, and vinegar.
Names Smith, Elisha; Doggatt, Samuel; Horton, John; Martin, William; Stephenson, Jesse[?]
Places Fort Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords trade, commerce, financial transactions, goods, money, fort, King George's War
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

Fort Louisbourg was an important French fort, captured in 1745 by troops from New England supported by the Royal Navy during King George’s War, 1744-1748.

Charles Apthorp was born in England in 1698 and educated at Eton College. He was later appointed by the English government as paymaster and commissary of the land and naval forces quartered in Boston. Apthorp also became one of the most distinguished merchants in Boston during the 1730’s until his death in 1758.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 28
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue