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Title Letter [manuscript]: Col: Schuyler[’s, New York], to Davenport Williams, Longmeadow, Mass., 1756 Sept. 5
Author Williams, Stephen (1693-1782)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 11, 1731, letter from Williams to his "Dear Family" and addressed to his son, Davenport, regarding his illness and treatment by a Massachusetts army doctor. Williams fears that his sickness will prevent his return to the army. He also notes that Capt. Rogers had brought in three prisoners.
Names Williams, Davenport (1731-1758); Rogers, Robert (1731-1795)
Places Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords family life, health, armed forces, captive, religion, church, French and Indian Wars, militia
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Williams was a Longmeadow, Mass., clergyman, who as a child in 1703/1704 was taken captive with his family and other Deerfield residents by a French and Indian raiding party. A Harvard graduate, Williams was minister at Longmeadow for sixty-six years. In 1756 he served as army chaplain to the Massachusetts regiment commanded by Dr. Thomas Williams of Deerfield.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1005
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue