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Title Letter [manuscript]: London, to Oliver Noyes, Hull, Yorkshire, 1746 Jan. 8
Author Huske, Ellis (1700-1755)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: January 8, 1745/46, letter written in London to Oliver Noyes, a merchant in Hull, Yorkshire, regarding a debt, the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland, and conditions on the New York frontier. Huske notes the decision of the Mohawks to join forces with the government of New York against the "Canadians" who had destroyed settlements near Fort Dummer.
Names Noyes, Oliver
Places New York, United States; Canada
Keywords debt, rebellion, frontier, white settlement, army, campaign, fort, King George's War, British Colonialism, British North America
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Journalist and colonial office-holder. Born in England, Huske later resided in Portsmouth, N.H., and in Boston, where he was appointed postmaster in 1734. He served as a New Hampshire councillor (1733-1755) and chief justice (1749-1754), and until 1753 as deputy postmaster-general of the colonies. Huske published the "Boston Weekly Postboy (1734-1755) and is reputed to have written "The Present State of North America" (1755).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 399
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue