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Fry, John (fl. 1756) to James Greenwood

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.262 Author/Creator: Fry, John (fl. 1756) Place Written: Sutton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 October 1756 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 14.5 x 18.5 cm.

Captain Fry orders Greenwood to have the soldiers drafted to from "Capt Holman Company for the Relief of our Provincial Troops" to appear on 7 October 1756 prepared to march to Albany to fight in the French and Indian War.

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