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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|Benjamin Franklin to John Hunter on funds and supplies for the French and Indian war
|3 December 1755
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
|Correspondence; Military document
|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.
|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
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Hunter, John (fl. 1755)
|French & Indian Wars; Native Americans; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859