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Title Letter [manuscript]: Albany, [N.Y.], to Gen. [William] Johnson, Lake George, [N.Y.], 1755 Nov. 11
Author Pownall, Thomas (1722-1805)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: November 11, 1755, letter from Thomas Pownall at Albany to Sir William Johnson, British superintendent of Indian affairs who was at Lake George in command of forces assigned to take Fort Carillon and Fort St. Frederic from the French, regarding matters related to the war. Pownall thanks Johnson for information regarding the route from Fort Edward to the Mohawks. He also informs Johnson that Charles Hardy (governor of New York) wished to confer with him about Indian affairs, advises on the matter of French prisoners, and warns of an imminent French attack.
Names Johnson, Sir, William (1715-1774); Hardy, Charles (1716?-1780)
Places Albany, Lake George, Fort Carillon, Fort St-Frédéric, Fort Edward, New York, United States
Keywords Superintendant of Indian Affairs, war, French and Indian Wars, British Colonialism, New France, captivity, fort, army, expedition, Indian Policy
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Pownall, New Jersey lieutenant governor, 1755-1756, and having no duties, was able to travel the colonies and study their defence and administration. Later assistant to Lord Loudoun (commander-in-chief of British forces in North America) and governor of Massachusetts. Author of The Administration of the Colonies (1764).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 629
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue