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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.277.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Baron Amherst to Thomas Hancock regarding a vessel for the French and Indian War
Date 28 December 1760
Author Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)  
Recipient Hancock, Jeffery  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description 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).
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Maritime  
People Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)  Hancock, Thomas (1703-1764)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme French & Indian Wars; Naval & Maritime; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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