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Title Order [manuscript]: Michilimackinac, [Mich.], to Monsieur L’anglade [i.e. Langlade], 1761 Sep. 30
Author Leslye, William
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Order, September 30, 1761, addressed to Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade, the French commander of Fort Michilimackinac, by the new commander, William Leslye, requiring Langlade to inform all inhabitants of Michilimackinac that they were to surrender the arms in their possession.
Names Langlade, Charles (1728-1800)
Places Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
Keywords directive, army, military, war, warfare, fort, weapon, British Colonialism, British North America, French and Indian Wars
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Lieutenant in the 60th, or Royal American Regiment. When the French surrendered Fort Michilimackinac on Sept. 28, 1761, to the Royal Americans led by Capt. Henry Balfour, Leslye assumed command of the fort. He requested to be relieved in 1762, but remained second-in-command at Michilimackinac, where he was captured by the Indians in 1763 during Pontiac’s Conspiracy.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 511
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue