Papers, 1754-1782.


Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. Papers, 1754-1782.

Papers, 1754-1782.

This collection reflects Bradstreet's career as summarized above. There are three boxes of records of the bateau and transport service under the command of Bradstreet for the years 1756, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, and 1763. The account book of "Monies received and paid for the batteau [sic] service by Daniel De Normandie, under direction of Lt. Col. John Bradstreet" lists accounts and receipts from 4 May 1758 to 30 November 1758 (127 p.). There is one volume of notes for the expedition against Detroit, September 1764, which includes sketches of maps of the Great Lakes, names and locations of Indian tribes, notes on camping places, and tables of distances (27 p.). There are over 300 items of correspondence, returns, receipts for shipments from Bradstreet, and miscellaneous manuscripts. Principal correspondents are John Glen and Abraham Mortier. Some of the correspondence is with Governor William Shirley, Lord Jeffrey Amherst, and General Thomas Gage, much of it in the form of drafts of communications sent by Bradstreet. The correspondence, covering the period 1755 to 1773, reflects the problems of organizing the troops and maintaining the supplies. In March 1771, the Council of New York granted Bradstreet's claim of 20,00 acres of land near Albany. This grant was contested by the Hardenbergh Proprietors and the case was presented at the Court of Great Britain and decided in Bradstreet's favor. The manuscript records the argument of Bradstreet's counsel and includes the original presentation and revised draft.

2 boxes.2 v. ; octavo.1 v. ; folio.2 boxes ; oversize.

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Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787 (person)

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Mortier, Abraham (person)

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Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774 (person)

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Shirley, William, 1694-1771 (person)

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De Normandie, Daniel. (person)

Hardenbergh Proprietors. (corporateBody)

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797 (person)

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Glen, John, 1932-.... (person)