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Title Memorial [manuscript]: Boston, to Her Ma[jes]ties Board of Ordnance, 1709 Oct. 24
Author Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: A copy of a memorandum written Oct. 24, 1709 by Joseph Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts, addressed to the British Board of Ordnance. In this document, Dudley briefly reports on the military plans involved in undertaking an expedition against Nova Scotia, particularly Port Royal (later renamed Annapolis Royal). Some details are given regarding troop and naval preparations as well as a request to maintain present troop levels until all of the expedition forces are ready.
Names Spencer, Charles [Earl of Sunderland] (1674-1722); Nicholson, Francis (1655-1728); Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732)
Places Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada; Massachusetts, United States
Keywords government, army, navy, expedition, war, New France, Queen Anne's War, alliance, fort
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Under the leadership of Samuel Vetch and Francis Nicholson, the British colonies made preparations in 1709 to conquer Nova Scotia. Following delays due to troop shortages, the planned offence and conquest occurred late in 1710.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 574
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue