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Title Orderly book [manuscript]: Fort Monckton, Nova Scotia, 1755, Nov. 26 - 1756, Mar. 16
Author Frye, Joseph (1712-1794)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Orderly book written by Major Joseph Frye while in command at Fort Monckton, Nova Scotia in 1755-1756. The book includes entries, often daily, on the following topics: the assignment of various paroles and guards, orders to remain in or near the fort, notice of court martials and trials of prisoners, and miscellaneous orders. Several entries also show the difficulty Frye had with maintaining discipline among the soldiers.
Places Fort Monckton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords military, French and Indian Wars, armed forces, army, soldiers, British Colonialism, British North America, fort
Theme First Nations of Canada; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

Joseph Frye, soldier, was born in Andover, Mass. in 1712. He began his military career in 1745 as an ensign in Hale’s regiment which took part in the capture of Louisburg. During the French and Indian War, Frye served as a major in the expedition to Nova Scotia (1755-1756) that expelled a portion of the Acadians. While a resident of Andover, Frye also was a representative to the General Court. In 1770 he settle in Maine, where he died in 1794.

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Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 304
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue