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Collection Reference Number GLC01541.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title William Pepperrell to Jacob Wendell on his health and the siege of Louisbourg
Date 13 February 1745
Author Pepperrell, William (1696-1759)  
Recipient Wendell, Jacob  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Pepperrell writes to Colonel Wendell first of his poor health, then discusses his hopes that the siege of Louisbourg will end by the spring.
Subjects Canada  France  French and Indian War  Military History  Global History and Civics  Health and Medical  
People Pepperrell, William (1696-1759)  Wendell, Jacob (1691-1761)  
Place written Nova Scotia, Canada
Theme French & Indian Wars; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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