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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.174
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title Account of officers' pay per week and per month for an expedition to Cape Breton
Date 7 February 1745
Author Philipps, Caleb (fl. 1745)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Lists officers, how many there were, and the corresponding accounts. The last line notes that their was a "Bounty to each Centinel & a Blanket."
Subjects French and Indian War  Canada  Recruitment  Finance  Soldier's Pay  Global History and Civics  France  Muster Rolls and Returns  Military History  
People Philipps, Caleb (fl. 1745)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859