James Furnis letter book 1755-1759 1755-1758 Furnis, James, letter book


James Furnis letter book, Furnis, James, letter book, 1755-1759, 1755-1758

James Furnis letter book 1755-1759 1755-1758 Furnis, James, letter book

The James Furnis letter book contains copies of letters from a British commissary of stores and paymaster to the Royal Artillery and army comptroller of ordnance in North America, primarily stationed in Albany and New York City. He communicated frequently with British officers, independent merchants, and the Board of Ordnance in London, revealing decision-making processes for supplying and managing the Royal Artillery in America. These letters also supply information on troop movements and estimates of dead and wounded after battles.

179 pages (1 volume) and 1 letter


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