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Collection Reference Number GLC07697
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Teamsters agreement for a military expedition up the St. River Lawrence
Date ca. April 1759
Author Hancock, John (1737-1793)  
Document Type Non-governmental organization document; Business and financial document
Content Description Written by Hancock while working for his uncle's mercantile company during the French and Indian War. Makes an agreement for provisioning the troops for the Battle of Quebec. Records a contract between "teamster, on the one part, & Thomas Hancock of Boston Esq. who is Impowered to agree with them by His Excellency Major General Amherst Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces in North America." The teamsters agreed to join Major General James Wolfe, who was planning to follow a route up the St. Lawrence river to attack Quebec, as drivers. Contains details on pay and provisions for the twenty seven signers. Signed twice by Hancock.
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Military Provisions  Military Supplies  Contract  Government and Civics  Canada  France  
People Hancock, John (1737-1793)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Merchants & Commerce; 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