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Title Letter [manuscript]: Deerfield, [Mass.], to Noah Wright, Fort Shirley, [Mass.], 1745 Oct. 27
Author Wright, David (1712-1746); Wright, Asahel (1721-1816)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Unsigned Oct. 17, 1745, letter written by either David or Asahel Wright and addressed to another brother, Noah Wright, reporting on the activities of a scouting party that set out from Deerfield on Oct. 19 in response to news that raiding Abenaki Indians had captured Nehemiah How and killed David Rugg at the Great Meadow (now Putney, Vt.) The Deerfield group joined a Northfield scouting party and Col. Josiah Willard in an unsuccessful attempt to overtake the Indians. The pursuers turned back after reaching Fort No. 4 (now Charlestown, N.H.)
Names Wright, Noah (1716-1797); How, Nehemiah (1693-1747); Rugg, David (d.1745); Willard, Josiah (1681-1756)
Places Great Meadow, Putney, Vermont, Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords family life, scout, scouting, captive, attack, battle, fort, war, King George's War
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1018
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue