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Papers of John Forbes, 1755-1759.

Author: John ForbesJames AbercrombyJeffery Amherst Amherst, BaronJohn ArmstrongJohn Russell Bedford, Duke ofAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The papers from Forbes's campaign against the French at Ft. Duquesne contain correspondence, reports about Indian allies and the colonial governments, military returns and instructions, intelligence reports and some financial papers. They concern strategy, supply, the advance across Pennsylvania, colonial cooperation, provisioning of the troops, Indian negotiations and relations with British and colonial officers.
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Genre/Form: Journals
Letterbooks
Letters (Correspondence)
Maps, Military
Reports
Sketches
Speeches
Treaties
Maps
Named Person: Cunnicahtarky; Thomas Gage; George Augustus Howe, Viscount; Robert Rogers; Louis-Joseph Montcalm de Saint-Véran, marquis de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Forbes; James Abercromby; Jeffery Amherst Amherst, Baron; John Armstrong; John Russell Bedford, Duke of; Jonathan Belcher; Francis Bernard, Sir; John Blair; Thomas Bond; Henry Bouquet; William Byrd; John Carmichael, Earl of Hundford; Matthew Clark; George Croghan; James De Lancey; William Denny; John Dagworthy; Robert Dinwiddie; Francis Fauquier; Thomas Fitch; Christopher Gist; James Glen; James Grant; William Greene; Charles Hardy, Sir; Henry Fox Holland, Baron; William Johnson; Augustus Keppel Keppel, Viscount; John Campbell Loudoun, Earl of; William Henry Lyttelton Lyttelton, Baron; Robert Hunter Morris; Israel Pemberton; Richard Peters; Christian Frederick Post; Charles Lennox Richmond and Lennox, Duke of; Thomas Robinson, Sir; George Ross; Richard Hauck Saunders; Horatio Sharpe; Evan Shelby; William Shirley; John St Clair, Sir; Teedyuscung, Delaware chief; Pierre de Rigaud Vaudreuil, marquis de; Hugh Waddell; George Washington; Conrad Weiser
OCLC Number: 647835114
Notes: Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Description: 530 items.
Other Titles: John Forbes Papers

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The papers from Forbes's campaign against the French at Ft. Duquesne contain correspondence, reports about Indian allies and the colonial governments, military returns and instructions, intelligence reports and some financial papers. They concern strategy, supply, the advance across Pennsylvania, colonial cooperation, provisioning of the troops, Indian negotiations and relations with British and colonial officers.

Material is present from other British campaigns in the French and Indian war, particularly the assault at Ft. Ticonderoga, the massacre at Ft. William Henry, the siege of Louisburg, and Braddock's defeat which is described in the letterbook of Sir John St. Clair, the highest ranking officer to survive.

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