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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.250.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Thomas Fitch to William Johnson informing Johnson he has raised five hundred men by order of the Assembly
Date 22 August 1755
Author Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774)  
Recipient Johnson, William  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Informs Major General Johnson that he ordered "Raising the five Hundred Men voted by the Assembly of this Colony to Re Enforce the Troops under your Command." Indicates that the Assembly will meet next in Hartford to consider further action. Expects Johnson not to wait for the reinforcements and instead have them meet on the road. Also expects the knowledge of forthcoming support will buoy his men.
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Government and Civics  Recruitment  
People Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774)  Johnson, William (1715-1774)  
Place written Norwalk, Connecticut
Theme French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Fitch was the Royal Governor of Connecticut. General Johnson helped formulate British policy toward native peoples at the Albany Congress in 1754 and was made superintendent of Iroquois affairs in 1755. Johnson's 1755 expedition against Crown Point was unsuccessful, but he did defeat the French under Baron Dieskau at Lake George that year and built Fort William Henry.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859