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Title Letter [manuscript]: Williamsburg, [Va.], to Governor [Robert Hunter] Morris, [Philadelphia, Pa.], 1755 Feb. 14
Author St. Clair, Sir, John
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: February 14, 1755, letter from St. Clair to Robert Hunter Morris, governor of Pennsylvania, regarding preparations for Braddock’s Pennsylvania expedition. St. Clair requests maps of the province, reports that the British troops are expected to arrive any day and notes that they will need to be assisted by one of the regiments raised in the "northern provinces," and directs Morris to locate a direct route to the French forts. The quartermaster also requests that Morris assist his commissary in procuring supplies and wagons, and warns of diversionary raids by the French Canadians and their Indian allies.
Names Morris, Lieutenant Governor, Robert Hunter (c.1700-1764)
Places Williamsburg, Virginia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords expedition, British Colonialism, army, armed forces, colonial forces, France, fort, supplies, French and Indian Wars, military
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information St. Clair was Lieutenant colonel on Gen. Edward Braddock’s staff and deputy quartermaster general of British forces in North America. Appointed quartermaster in Nov., 1754, he was wounded in the 1755 ambush in which Braddock was killed. He never recovered and was replaced as quartermaster in 1758.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 785
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue