Maxwell, John (fl. 1768-1769) [Major Robert Roger's Account with John Ferguson]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01412.12 Author/Creator: Maxwell, John (fl. 1768-1769) Place Written: Montreal, Canada Type: Document signed Date: 18 February 1769 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 38 x 24 cm.
Also signed by John Ferguson and Lieutenant Colonel Elias Jones.
Receipt and account for Major Roger's board and lodging from 5 July to 8 November 1768 while on trial for treason against England. Signed by Maxwell that 43 pounds, five shillings and four pense sterling was paid 18 February 1769.
In 1755, Rogers was commissioned to form and train a group of rangers, called Roger's Rangers, who became known for successful and daring missions during the French and Indian War. He later went to England and set out on an expedition to find the Northwest Passage, quarreled with his associates, and was accused of plotting to set up an independent state. He was arrested on charges of treason and was brought to Montreal for a trial but was acquitted of all charges.
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