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|Collection Reference Number
|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"
|Extract of a letter from Pennsylvania received by the pacquet, that came last from thence
|ca. March 1756
|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.
|Quaker Global History and Civics Military History Spying Corruption and Scandal French and Indian War France President
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|Religion; The Presidency; French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859