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Title Letter [manuscript]: Montréal, to John Hawks, Deerfield, New England [i.e. Mass.], 1749 Oct. 15
Author La Corne, Luc de (1711-1784)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: October 15, 1749, letter from La Corne to John Hawks of Deerfield, Mass., who had been commander at Fort Massachusetts when the garrison was captured and burned in 1746 and who had journeyed to Canada in 1748 to redeem English captives, regarding La Corne’s inability to locate a prisoner (probably a captive of the Indians) after whom Hawks had enquired. There is also a draft of an Apr. 10, 1752, letter, written in Deerfield, presumably by Hawks to La Corne, wondering if La Corne had heard anything more about the prisoner and thanking him for all his kindnesses.
Names Hawks, John (1707-1784)
Places Montréal, Québec, Canada; Deerfield, New England, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords captive, fort, expedition, colonial forces, army, British Colonialism, King George's War, France
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information La Corne was a French Canadian military officer, merchant, fur trader, interpreter, and Legislative Council member. Fluent in several Indian languages, he recruited and led warriors from allied Indian tribes during King George’s War, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 788
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue