Records, 1744-1758.


Louisbourg Expedition. Records, 1744-1758.

Records, 1744-1758.

Records of the Louisbourg Expedition (1745) during King George's War (1744-1748) include instructions from Massachusetts governor William Shirley to the American commander William Pepperrell; correspondence with Peter Warren, commodore of the British forces; records of the proceedings of the expedition's Council of War; and copies of the Articles of Capitulation (1745) which ended the seige, with reference to adherence to the treaty. Also, an unidentified ship's log and journal and unidentified pages describing the voyage and the campaign, Pepperrell's letterbook, and papers regarding a dispute over military fees to be paid to Brig. Gen. Samuel Waldo. Among the correspondents are Benning Wentworth, Duke of Newcastle John Holles, Samuel Waldo, and Jacob Wendell.

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Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759 (person)

Army officer and Colonial governor, of Kittery, Me. From the description of Letter, 1755 May 2. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70950078 From the description of Letter, 1737 June 22. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70944443 Pepperrell was a merchant, politician and soldier who served in the colonial governments in Massachusetts. Israel Williams was a soldier and commander of a Hampshire County regimen...

Wendell, Jacob, 1691-1761 (person)

Warren, Peter, sir, 1703-1752 (person)

British naval officer, finally vice-admiral. Owner of extensive landholdings in New York City and New York State. Married Susannah De Lancey; uncle of Sir William Johnson. From the description of Papers and deeds, 1639-1795. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58671377 Warren, British naval officer, most remembered for his capture of Fort Louisbourg, N.S., Canada in 1745. From the description of [Document, 1747?] / P. Warren. (Smith Colleg...

Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770 (person)

Governor of New Hampshire, 1741-1767. From the description of Instructions, 1741 Sept. 10. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926277 Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter, 1749 April 15, Portsmouth, to the New Hampshire General Assembly. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174141871 Colonial governor and legislator of New Hampshire. From the description of Instructions of Benning Wentwor...

Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759 (person)

Army officer, Boston merchant, capitalist, politician, and landowner in Maine. From the description of Papers, 1631-1824. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972152 Boston merchant and capitalist who was chief proprietor and developer of a controversial patent located between the Muscongus and Penobscot Rivers in Maine. When opponents to Waldo's settlement projects questioned the validity of his title, he traveled to England in ...

Newcastle, John Holles, Duke of, 1662-1711 (person)

Shirley, William, 1694-1771 (person)

Shirley was governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1757. From the description of Letter, 1745 June 1, Boston [Mass.], to Jacob Wendell, Boston [Mass.]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844670 Colonial Governor of Massachusetts. Shirley was active in colonial politics, served in the French and Indian War, and succeeded Braddock as commander of all British Forces in North America upon Braddock's death. Shirley attended a council of war in New ...

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