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Title Passport and letter [manuscript]: Fort Michilimackinac, Mich., 1770-1771
Author Turnbull, George
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Passport, Aug. 6, 1770, and letter (in French), Aug. 18, 1771, written by Fort Michilimackinac commander George Turnbull. The passport grants M. Langlade (probably Charles Langlade) the right to go to "La Bay" (now Green Bay, Wisconsin) with merchandise for the Indian trade. Turnbull’s letter praises the character of the unknown correspondent and informs him that British relations with Spain are now calm. Turnbull also notes that he is sending gifts for his correspondent and for the "Canon le Chef de la Baye".
Names Langlade, Charles (1728-1800)
Places Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan, Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Keywords trade, fur trade, goods, fort, government relations, British Colonialism, Spain, France
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Turnbull was Captain in the Royal American Regiment. He entered the Royal Americans in 1756 and attained the rank of captain in 1765; was commandant at Detroit for three years and later at Fort Michilimackinac, Mich., for a further three years. In 1775 his name was no longer upon the rolls.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 904
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue