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Title Reports in the summer of the year 1757 [to July 10, 1758] [manuscript]: 1757-1758
Date
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Anonymous report, probably written in New Jersey, regarding the 1757 siege, fall, and massacre at Fort William Henry, N.Y., and the actions of Gen. Daniel Webb, then commanding at Fort Edward, in response to events. Report discusses Webb’s expresses to neighboring governors requesting assistance for Fort William Henry, Gov. Pownall’s proposal upon receipt of Webb’s letter to evacuate Massachusetts west of the Connecticut River, and Webb’s own plan to abandon Fort Edward. Following this report are short entries (Jan.-July 10, 1758) concerning the billeting of troops in Hunterdon County, N.J., and the siege and surrender at Louisbourg.
Names Webb, Daniel (c.1700-1773); Pownall, Thomas (1722-1805)
Places New York, Massachussetts, Fort William Henry, Fort Edward, Hunterdon County, Connecticut River, Louisbourg, United States
Keywords report, massacre, battle, milita, colonial forces, French and Indian Wars
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 754
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue