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Pepperrell, William (1696-1759) to Robert Hale

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.300 Author/Creator: Pepperrell, William (1696-1759) Place Written: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada Type: Letter signed Date: 19 June 1745 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 19.5 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written two days after the fall of Louisbourg. Says he would have liked to have congratulated Hale, a colonel from New Hampshire, on the recent victory in person, but understands he wants to return home quickly. Wishes him a safe trip.

Background Information: Pepperell was a colonial General in charge of the force (along with British naval force under Sir Peter Warren) that captured the French fort Louisbourg on Cape Bretton, Canada during ...King George's War (1744-1748). For capturing Louisbourg, he was received the first baroncy given to a colonial American. See More

People: Pepperrell, William, 1696-1759

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: French and Indian WarMilitary HistoryCanadaBattle

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