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Gerrish, Andrew (fl. 1756) to Joseph Gerrish

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.304 Author/Creator: Gerrish, Andrew (fl. 1756) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 June 1756 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 29.8 x 18.6 cm.

Written to his brother Joseph in Kittery, Maine. Describes his travels through New York City and up the Hudson River to Albany. Says there are about 15,000 troops that are determined to take Crown Point. Says morale and health of the army is good. Sends greetings to the rest of his family. Various scribbles on the second page.

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