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Title Letter [manuscript]: Montreal, to Monsr. L’anglade, 1763 July 17
Author Gage, Thomas (1721-1787)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Thomas Gage on July 17, 1763 to Charles Langlade, French trader and soldier in command of Fort Michilimackinac. During the general uprising led by Pontiac, Ottawa Indian chief, Fort Michilimackinac fell to the Indians in June 1763. Langlade, a nephew of an Ottawa chief, remained at the fort and assumed command. In this letter, Gage offers his thanks to Langlade for saving the lives of many English captives involved in the conflict. He also informs Langlade that George Etherington, commander of the fort during the attack, has departed and will soon report to General Amherst.
Names Langlade, Charles (1728-1800); Etherington, George (c.1723-1802); Amherst, Baron, Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797)
Places Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States; Montréal, Québec, Canada
Keywords French and Indian Wars, Pontiac's War, British Colonialism, British North America, army, war, armed forces, military, fort
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Thomas Gage, British military officer and last royal governor of Mass., was commander-in-chief in North America, 1763-1773.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 307
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue