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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|Baron Amherst to Thomas Hancock regarding a vessel for the French and Indian War
|28 December 1760
|Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)
|Correspondence; Military document
|General Amherst approves of Hancock's discharging "the Amherst, & the Snow Friendship" and recommends "discharging Captain Waddle." Asks Hancock's assistance to help prepare a vessel that had to stop in Boston's harbor to continue its journey during the French and Indian War. Concludes with a reference to a letter being sent from Hancock's nephew, possibly John Hancock. Second page contains a manuscript note with a short biography of Amherst and a suggestion that the referred to nephew was John Hancock, dated 14 June 1862. Docket by Hancock indicates he received the letter on 10 January 1761 and responded the following day. Text loss down the right side of the page. Accompanied by engraving of Amherst (see GLC01450.277.02).
|French and Indian War Military History Maritime
|Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797) Hancock, Thomas (1703-1764)
|New York, New York
|French & Indian Wars; Naval & Maritime; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Amherst was the British Commander in Chief during the French and Indian War. Hancock was a prominent Boston merchant who profited greatly from government war contracts.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Engaving of General Jeffery Amherst