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Title Proceedings [manuscript]: relating to Col. [Francis] Nicholson, 1709 May 18-June 25
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Contemporary copy of extracts from minutes of a colonial council of officials from New York and New Jersey (Ingoldesby), Connecticut (Saltonstall) and Pennsylvania held at Fort Ann, N.Y. relating to Colonel Francis Nicholson’s involvement in a proposed military expedition to Port Royal, Canada in 1709. In addition to official council minutes, this document contains some orders, addresses and resolutions dated May 18 to June 25, 1709 regarding Nicholson’s and Samuel Vetch’s roles in the planned attack.
Names Nicholson, Francis (1655-1728); Saltonstall, Gurdon (1666-1724); Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732); Ingoldesby, Richard (d.1719)
Places Fort Ann, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, United States; Port Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords government, conference, British Colonialism, fort, expedition, army, soldiers, war, Queen Anne's War
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Francis Nicholson, colonial governor, became actively engaged in the military conquest of Nova Scotia during Queen Anne’s War, 1702-1713. When a joint attack was proposed in 1709, Nicholson volunteered to command the contingent marching northward from New York. However, the expedition was aborted when the promised troops failed to arrive from England. A second expedition against Port Royal, Canada was successfully commanded and executed by Nicholson in 1710.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 649
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue