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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1700-1753
|William Pepperrell to Jacob Wendell on his health and the siege of Louisbourg
|13 February 1745
|Pepperrell, William (1696-1759)
|Correspondence; Military document
|Pepperrell writes to Colonel Wendell first of his poor health, then discusses his hopes that the siege of Louisbourg will end by the spring.
|Canada France French and Indian War Military History Global History and Civics Health and Medical
|Pepperrell, William (1696-1759) Wendell, Jacob (1691-1761)
|Nova Scotia, Canada
|French & Indian Wars; Health & Medicine
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Sir William Pepperrell (1696-1759), 1st Baronet was a merchant and soldier in colonial Massachusetts. His most famous exploit was organizing, financing, and leading the expedition that captured Fortress Louisbourg from the French during King George's War. Jacob Wendell, originally from New York, was a successful Boston merchant and colonel in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. Louisbourg fell in June 1745 to a force of New Hampshire and Massachusetts soldiers after a six-week siege, an important victory for the British during King George's War (1740-1748).
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859