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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.804
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title Appointment of John Furney as Captain of a company of foot soldiers
Date 2 September 1740
Author Belcher, Jonathan (1682-1757)  
Additional authors Willard, John (fl. 1740)
Document Type Military document
Content Description Countersigned by John Willard, Belcher's secretary. Belcher, serving as Royal Governor of Massachusetts, places John Furney in charge of a company of foot soldiers. Raises men in response to Britain's request for Colonial forces to join Major General Charles Cathcart, in charge of leading British troops against Spain in the West Indies. States that the American forces were to have been under the command of former Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood, since deceased.
Subjects Government and Civics  Military History  Caribbean  Global History and Civics  Death  
People Belcher, Jonathan (1682-1757)  Willard, John (fl. 1740)  Cathcart, Charles, Baron (1686-1740)  Furney, John (fl. 1740)  Spotswood, Alexander (1676-1740)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859