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|Title||Gurdon Saltonstall esqr govr and commander in chief of His Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England to John Williams gentl., greeting [manuscript]…|
|Author||Saltonstall, Gurdon (1666-1724)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Official Record|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Commission issued July 9, 1724, by the governor of Connecticut, Gurdon Saltonstall, appointing John Williams captain of a Connecticut company composed of English and Indians raised to defend the frontiers against Indian depradations.|
|Names||Williams, Captain, John|
|Places||Hartford, Connecticut, New England, United States|
|Keywords||British Colonialism, British North America, colonialism, armed forces, army, war, warfare|
|Theme||American Indians and the European Powers|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
FULL TITLE: Gurdon Saltonstall esqr govr and commander in chief of His Majesties colony of Connecticut in New England to John Williams gentl., greeting [manuscript]: I do by these presents constitute and appoint you to be captain of a foot company consisting of English and Indians raised in this colony for defence of the frontiers against Indians...
In the early 1720’s, the Abnaki Indians of northern New England, alarmed at the advance of colonial settlement, ignited what is known as Dummer’s War. Although northern and eastern New England were most affected by the conflict, all the frontiers were threatened by guerrilla-style Indian attacks.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 182|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|