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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, [N.Y.], to Thomas Hancock, [Boston, Mass.], 1760 Mar. 2
Author Appy, John (1725-1761)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 2, 1760, letter from Appy to Thomas Hancock, a Boston merchant and supplier to British troops in Nova Scotia, responding to Hancock’s invitations and proffered gifts, and reporting that preparations were being made to send Col. Archibald Montgomery with 1,300 soldiers to South Carolina to punish the Cherokees for treaty violations.
Names Hancock, Thomas (1703-1764); Montgomery, Colonel, Archibald (b.1726); Appy, Mrs; Hancock, Mrs
Places South Carolina, Philadelphia, New York, United States
Keywords trade, commerce, financial transactions, goods, money, treaty, battle, colonial forces, armed forces, army, Battle of Echoee
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast
Additional Information

Beginning in April, 1760, Montgomery led a force of Highlanders, Royal Scotts, and South Carolinians against the Lower Towns, but abandoned his march to relieve Fort Loudoun in Tennessee. As a result, that garrison was forced to surrender.

Appy was judge advocate and secretary to Lord Loudoun and Sir Jeffery Amherst, commanders of the British forces in North America during the French and Indian War.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 26
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue