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Unknown [Engaving of General JefferyAmherst]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.277.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. : engraving ; 8 x 9 cm.

Summary of Content: Accompanied Amherst letter from the French and Indian War (see GLC01450.277.01).

Background Information: Amherst was the British Commander in Chief during the French and Indian War.

People: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmMilitary HistoryFrench and Indian War

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