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Collection Reference Number GLC01656
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Benjamin Franklin to John Hunter on funds and supplies for the French and Indian war
Date 3 December 1755
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Recipient Hunter, John  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description With autograph free frank. Franklin says that "By our late Act I am engag'd in the Disposition of the 60,000 pounds," money given to him by the Pennsylvania legislature to raise a militia for defence of the state's borders during the French and Indian war. He then asks about "a train of artillery, arms, etc." arriving in Virginia. A personal letter.
Subjects French and Indian War  American Indian History  Militia  Military History  Finance  Economics  Government and Civics  Law  Artillery  Weaponry  Global History and Civics  Frontiers and Exploration  France  
People Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  Hunter, John (fl. 1755)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme French & Indian Wars; Native Americans; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859