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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|John Wheatly to Jabez Huntington describing fortifications at Crown Point on the western shore of Lake Champlain
|1 September 1759
|Wheatly, John (fl. 1759)
|Military document; Correspondence
|Written to Huntington, clerk of the Connecticut General Assembly, to describe fortifications at Crown Point on the western shore of Lake Champlain. The French abandoned and partially destroyed the fort during General Jeffrey Amherst's offensive in 1759. Wheatley, the commander of a company of marines from Connecticut, describes some of the reconstruction work subsequently started. He also laments the failure of the Connecticut Assembly to properly supply his troops, who have "the honour & fortune to be the foremost i.e. the fartherest advancd of any of yo 4. Conit Regt." Apologizes for being so bold with his criticisms. Red wax seal with impression.
|French and Indian War Fortification Military History France Global History and Civics Building Construction Military Supplies
|Huntington, Jabez (1719-1786) Wheatley, John (fl. 1759)
|Crown Point, New York
|French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Jabez Huntington was a prominent politician and military advisor from Norwich, Connecticut during the Revolution. He made his fortune in the West Indies trade. Wheatly purchased the slave Phillis Wheatley, famous for her poetry, in 1761.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859