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Collection Reference Number GLC08923
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title Request for 100 pounds sterling to pay troops
Date 17 December 1747
Author Shirley, William (1694-1771)  
Additional authors Ayrault, Daniel (ca. 1677-1764) Bland, Elias (fl. 1749-1760)
Document Type Military document; Business and financial document
Content Description Requests funds, to be given to Daniel Ayrault, to pay troops intended for an expedition against Canada during King George's War: "When the Parliament of Great Britain shall make Provision for Paying the Troops rais'd for the late intended Expedition against Canada. Be pleas'd to order Payment of this my third Exchange." Sent to William Pitt, who was "Paymaster General of His Majesty." A signed note on the verso by Ayrault orders that the money be paid to Elias Bland, for Ayrault's account. A signed note beneath that signed by Bland and witnessed by John Bland & Sons and dated 8 November 1750 attests to the receipt of the money.
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Soldier's Pay  Canada  France  Government and Civics  
People Shirley, William (1694-1771)  Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)  Ayrault, Daniel (ca. 1677-1764)  Bland, Elias (fl. 1747)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Daniel Ayrault (1677?-1764) was a bookseller in Newport, Rhode Island. Elias Bland (fl. 1749-1760) was a merchant in Newport, Rhode Island.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859