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Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797) to John Hunter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.068 Author/Creator: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797) Place Written: England Type: Document signed Date: 7 August 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.

First page signed by Charles Cocks and Benjamin Langlois, of the Office of Ordnance. Includes a signature "Amherst," Jeffrey Amherst, a general in the British army (no first name is written). Certifies that George Pratt, gunner of the sloop Shark, has given an account of the expense of gunner's shares from 6 May to 19 November 1776. A note on second page, signed by Robinson N. Bowman, states that the certificate for Pratt is on the other side and informs that Mrs. Pratt will call on him for her marriage certificate. Also mentions paying a man named Clark his wages.

Hunter was a British naval officer.

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