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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: [Deerfield, Mass.], to the Superior of the Jesuits in the College of Quebec [Jean Baptiste de Saint Pé], [1747 Dec.]|
|Author||Ashley, Jonathan (1712-1780)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: December, 1747, letter from Jonathan Ashley to Jean Baptiste de Saint Pé, then superior of the Jesuit missions in New France and rector of the Jesuit college in Quebec, thanking him for his kindness to the Rev. John Norton during his captivity. Ashley also mentions his fear of "falling into the hands of the barbarous Indians" and requests Saint Pé’s assistance in redeeming an unnamed boy captive taken from Deerfield.|
|Names||Norton, John (1715-1778); Saint Pé, Jean Baptiste de (1686-1770)|
|Places||Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States; Québec, Canada|
|Keywords||captive, captivity, religion, Christianity, Jesuit, King George's War, war, military, New France|
|Theme||Missionaries and Education; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances|
|Culture Area||Subarctic, Northeast|
Congregational clergyman, American loyalist and graduate of Yale College, Jonathan Ashley was pastor at Deerfield, Mass., 1732-1780. He was the first cousin of Joseph Ashley.
Reverend John Norton was chaplain at Fort Massachusetts at the time of its capture by a force of French and Indians and was taken to Canada, where he remained until exchanged in August, 1747.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 33|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|