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Title An account of what I lost at the Fort Machushit [manuscript]: [1746]-1747
Document Type Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: An anonymous accounting of items apparently lost when Fort Massachusetts burned in 1746, together with miscellaneous accounts, 1747 and undated. Lost items include a gun, bed and blankets, a "hors tackling," sugar, tallow, soap, "three thousand shingel nails," various skins, etc. Also a brandy account maintained with Loray during March and April of 1747, p [7]; and an undated "account of what those came to," listing amounts for Barnard, Hanks, and Childs, p [12].
Places Fort Massachusetts, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords account, personal effects, loss, possession, claim certificate, fort, alcohol, equipment, supplies
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In August of 1746, a combined force of French and Abenaki Indians commanded by the Marquis de Vaudreuil besieged Fort Massachusetts, which had been constructed in 1744 near what is now Adams, Massachusetts. Defended by only a few men, the fort was destroyed in a fire set by the atttackers.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 11
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue