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Collection Reference Number GLC09054.15
From Archive Folder Papers of British Secretary of War, Henry Fox, relating to Braddock's defeat near Fort Duquesne and the recall of William Shirley due to the "Intercepted Letters Scandal" 
Title Extract of a letter from Pennsylvania received by the pacquet, that came last from thence
Date ca. March 1756
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Gives a report on the situation in America. Mentions Quakers and people who "also seem to think their ale is at stake." States that "Col. Washington is gone to New York..." possibly involved in the attack at Fort DuQuesne. Gilt edges. Watermarked with a crest, a symbol that looks like a 4 and the letters SCI.
Subjects Quaker  Global History and Civics  Military History  Spying  Corruption and Scandal  French and Indian War  France  President  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Pennsylvania
Theme Religion; The Presidency; French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information George Washington gained command experience during the French and Indian War, first as a colonel under General Edward Braddock to take Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, then as a commander at Braddocks Field, when Braddock was fatally injured.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859