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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.300
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1700-1753 
Title William Pepperrell to Robert Hale on the fall of Louisbourg
Date 19 June 1745
Author Pepperrell, William (1696-1759)  
Recipient Hale, Robert  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Written two days after the fall of Louisbourg. Says he would have liked to have congratulated Hale, a colonel from New Hampshire, on the recent victory in person, but understands he wants to return home quickly. Wishes him a safe trip.
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Canada  Battle  
People Pepperrell, William (1696-1759)  
Place written Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Theme French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Pepperell was a colonial General in charge of the force (along with British naval force under Sir Peter Warren) that captured the French fort Louisbourg on Cape Bretton, Canada during King George's War (1744-1748). For capturing Louisbourg, he was received the first baroncy given to a colonial American.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859