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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00141
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0009] May-June 1774 
Title Admiral Montagu to Thomas Flucker informing him that Admiral Graves is coming
Date 2 May 1774
Author Sandwich, John Montagu, 4th Earl of (1718-1792)  
Recipient Flucker, Thomas  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Admiral Montagu informs Flucker that Admiral Samuel Graves will arrive later that month to assume command from British Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Gage. Orders Flucker to leave his house by midsummer. Flucker was Gage's secretary. Sandwich was lord of the British Admiralty during the Revolution. At the time, colonists in New England were becoming increasingly hostile toward the British and the British military was mobilizing in response.
Subjects Military History  Global History and Civics  Revolutionary War  Navy  
People Sandwich, John Montagu, 4th Earl of (1718-1792)  Flucker, Thomas (1719-1783)  Graves, Samuel (1713-1787)  
Theme The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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