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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.545
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Proclamation concerning raising troops in New Hampshire
Date 28 February 1757
Author Wentworth, Benning (fl. 1757)  
Document Type Military document; Government document
Content Description Promotes voluntary enlistment in order to raise troops to serve on the western frontiers of the New England governments and to prevent the further encroachment of the French. Lists what each volunteer will receive in terms of salary and equipment. Wentworth is listed as a "Captain General and Commander in his Majesties' Province of New Hampshire." On verso are dated notes made by a soldier, Ebenezer Eatton, recording marching activities. Note by Eatton states that he enlisted 9 March 1757.
Subjects Recruitment  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  France  French and Indian War  Soldier's Pay  Military History  Military Supplies  Global History and Civics  
People Wentworth, Benning (fl. 1757)  Eatton, Ebenezer (fl. 1757)  
Place written Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Theme French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859