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Title Letter [manuscript]: Philadelphia, to Coll. [Francis] Nicholson and Coll. [Samuel] Vetch, 1709 June 17
Author Gookin, Charles (c.1662-c.1723)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Charles Gookin, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, to Francis Nicholson and Samuel Vetch on June 17, 1709. In this letter Gookin writes that the Pennsylvania Assembly has refused to raise funds directly or indirectly to support a military expedition to Canada.
Names Nicholson, Francis (1655-1728); Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732); Ingoldesby, Richard (d. 1719)
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Canada
Keywords legislature, governor, money, army, expedition, New France, war, Queen Anne's War
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Francis Nicholson and Samuel Vetch were actively engaged in the military conquest of Nova Scotia during Queen Anne’s War, 1702-1713. During the spring of 1709 a joint attack against Port Royal, Nova Scotia was proposed, but the expedition was aborted due to the lack of sufficient supplies and troops.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 701
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue