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Bemis, James (b. 1690) to Ephraim Bemis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07097 Author/Creator: Bemis, James (b. 1690) Place Written: Portland, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 September 1708 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 29.8 x 18.9 cm.

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Summary of Content: Writes to his parents to relay that he is in good health. Implores them to arrange for his release from his duty as a soldier, fearing that if he does not return home soon he will lose his trade. Also notes an Indian attack on Casco Fort. Written from Casco Fort during Queen Anne's War.

Background Information:

People: Bemis, James, b. 1690?
Bemis, Ephraim, 1656-1712

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FortificationAmerican Indian HistoryMerchants and TradeCommerceSoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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