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Mauger, Joshua (1725-1788) Letterbook 2 by Joshua Mauger

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.251 Author/Creator: Mauger, Joshua (1725-1788) Place Written: England; s.l. Type: Letterbook Date: 30 June 1763 - 22 May 1764 Pagination: 91 p. : 22.5 x 33.5 cm.

Summary of Content: p. 1: 30 June 1763, London. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. p. 2: 9 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. p. 3: 9 July 1763, Pool. Mauger to Sir Charles Hardy at Rawlins in Oxfordshire. p. 3: 9 July 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Hon[ora]ble Lord Colowill at Plymouth. p. 4: 20 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Mrs. Sarah Nickleson. Discusses the 1758 reduction of Louisbourg and related business. p. 4: 23 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Philip Durell. p. 5: 23 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Charles Hardy. p. 5: 23 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Peter Bennet, London. p. 6: 25 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Brook Watson, London. The death of Watson's partner. Also discusses Michael Francklin and business in Nova Scotia. p. 7: 27 July 1763, Poole. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 8: 1 August 1763, Poole. Mauger to James Le Ray, Guernsey. p. 8: 3 August 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Micheal Franklin. p. 9: 20 August 1763, Poole. Mauger to Michael Franklin. Some discussion of politics. p. 15: 20 August 1763, Poole. Mauger to Michael Franklin. Comments on "those French Rascally Canadians" using English products and becoming English subjects. Mentions Indian goods. p. 17: 20 August 1763, Poole. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. p. 20: 21 September 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Butler. p. 21: 28 September 1763, London. Mauger to Benjamin Comte & Co., Quebec. Discusses supplying goods to the Indians and the French. p. 23: 3 October 1763, London. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. Asks Franklin to tell Lieut. Gov. Willmott of his royal appointment to Governor of Nova Scotia, which occurred upon the resignation of Gov. Ellis. Discusses Indian trade. p. 25: 4 October 1763, London. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. p. 27: 5 October 1763, London. Mauger to Thomas Cottle, St. Christophers. p. 27: 22 October 1763, Poole. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. Discusses activities to "keep up the Credit of the Province." p. 29: 22 October 1763, London. Mauger to Benjamin Faneuil, Boston. Payment of a debt owed to Fanueil and apologizing that the debt was not honored in New York by W.[alter] Francklin. p. 30: 22 October 1763, Poole. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. Mentions the Hudson Bay Company. Expresses the idea that for those of middling fortune, "I am Strongly of oppinion that America is better than England unless it be for Such People as have a great foundation to work upon." p. 33: 12 November 1763, London. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. p. 35: 12 November 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Butler. Inserted between p. 34 and p. 35. Small scrap of paper: [n.d.], [s.l.]. "Ammd. Nel of Sales of Spry Sloops Cargo. . . ." Indicates by whom he "skins" sent to Lisbon. Also discusses value in dollars and £ sterling. p. 38: 15 November 1763, London. Mauger to Thomas Baker, Salisbury. p. 38: 16 November 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Lynch & Killikelly, Bilboa. p. 39: 24 November 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Nicholas Humphrey, Blandford. p. 40: 29 November 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 43: 8 December 1763, London. Mauger to Nicholas Humphrey, Blandford. p. 44: 10 December 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Benjamin Comte. p. 45: 10 December 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Walter Franklin and family. p. 45: 15 December 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Henry Livingston. p. 46: December 15 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Thomas Bond, Kingston, Jamaica. p. 47: 23 December 1763, [s.l.]. Mauger to Lynch & Killikelly, Bilboa p. 48: 28 December 1763, London. Mauger to Peter Mauger, Jersey. p. 49: 30 December 1763, London. Mauger to Messrs. Brothers (?) Martin & Angely Merchs., Amsterdam. p. 50: 14 January 1764, London.. Mauger to Benjamin Comte. p. 52: 14 January 1764, London.. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 53: 14 January 1764, London.. Mauger to John Butler. p. 58: 24 January 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Mergerum. p. 59: 26 January 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to George Penrose and family, Waterford. p. 59: 27 January 1764, London.. Mauger to Lynch & Killikelly. p. 60: 3 February 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Lynch & Killikelly. p. 63: February 7 1764, London.. Mauger to Nath: Brooks. p. 63: 9 February 1764, London.. Mauger to Benjamin Comte. Passionate dunning and discussion of his finances: "God only knows where it will end, this I am resolved on that I will not assist any Body that owes me, if I am so hard press'd as I am like to be as self preservation is the first Law of Nature!" Political discussion. Talk of a land grant and sending settlers. p. 65: 9 February 1764, London.. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 65: 11 February 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Joseph Gundry (?). p. 66: 16 February 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Benjamin Faneuil, Boston. One of his Captains will see Faneuil in order to build a ship. p. 66: 18 February 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Sam & George Penrose, Waterford. p. 67: 27 February 1764, London.. Mauger to John Margenum, Halifax. p. 67: 29 February 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 70: 3 March 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. Discusses politics and legal matters related to his business affairs: "the Government here have neither Honour nor Honesty..." p. 71: 6 March 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Killikelly & Morony, Bilboa. p. 71: 11 March 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Benjamin Comte & Co., Quebec. Discussion of trade includes comment that there is no dependence on French goods. p. 72: 23 March 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Pantaham Fernandez & Co., Madeira. p. 73: 20 March 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Benjamin Comte & Co., Quebec. p. 73: 31 March 1764, London.. Mauger to Benjamin Comte. p. 73: 4 April 1764, London.. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. p. 78: 12 April 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Lynch Killikelly & Morony. Inserted between p. 78 and p. 79. 6 April 1764, London. Mauger to Michael Franklin, Halifax. Includes comment: "I am distressed on every side, and all by having to do with People in America, a Country where what I had been Labouring hard for is now againe Burried…" p. 79: 16 April 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax. p. 81: 19 April 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Joseph Gundrey, Bardport, Dorselshire. p. 81: 21 April 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 81: 1 May 1764, London.. Mauger to Edward Hall & Goold, Cadiz, Spain. Wine importation/exportation. p. 82: 1 May 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Joseph Gundry. p. 82: 22 May 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Michael Franklin. p. 84: 22 May 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to Garrison of Bordeaux. Inserted between p. 84 and p. 85. Blotting paper. p. 85: 22 May 1764, London.. Mauger to Benjamin Comte & Co., Quebec. p. 87: 22 May 1764, [s.l.]. Mauger to John Butler, Halifax.

People: Watson, Brook, 1735-1807
Mauger, Joshua, 1725-1788
Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of, 1716-1771
Grenville, George, 1712-1770
Sandwich, John Montagu, 4th Earl of, 1718-1792
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPoliticsStamp ActGovernment and CivicsFranceLawCanadaSoldier's Letter

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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