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Philipps, Caleb (fl. 1745) [Account of officers' pay per week and per month for an expedition to Cape Breton]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.174 Author/Creator: Philipps, Caleb (fl. 1745) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 7 February 1745 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists officers, how many there were, and the corresponding accounts. The last line notes that their was a "Bounty to each Centinel & a Blanket."

Background Information: The expedition to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia was arranged by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley and commanded by William Pepperell. The mission was to capture Fort Louisbourg, a strategically located ...French stronghold. After a six-week siege, Pepperell captured the
fort on June 16, 1745, which the British controlled until the end of the war. The British Parliament later reimbursed Massachusetts for the expenses associated with the expedition. This was one of the most important victories for the British during King George's War (1744-1748), the North American portion of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the third colonial war between France and England. There was no clear victor in the conflict overall. The British returned Louisbourg when the Treaty of Aix-la- Chapelle ended the war in 1748.
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People: Philipps, Caleb, fl. 1745

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: French and Indian WarCanadaRecruitmentFinanceSoldier's PayGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceMuster Rolls and ReturnsMilitary History

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