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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.

Summary of Content: 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.

Background Information: 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.See More

People: Maxwell, John, fl. 1768-1769
Ferguson, John, fl. 1768
Jones, Elias, fl. 1768
Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: FinanceLawTreasonFrontiers and ExplorationCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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