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Wentworth, Benning (fl. 1757) [Proclamation concerning raising troops in New Hampshire]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.545 Author/Creator: Wentworth, Benning (fl. 1757) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Document signed Date: 28 February 1757 Pagination: 2 p. ; 34.5 x 25.8 cm.

Promotes voluntary enlistment in order to raise troops to serve on the western frontiers of the New England governments and to prevent the further encroachment of the French. Lists what each volunteer will receive in terms of salary and equipment. Wentworth is listed as a "Captain General and Commander in his Majesties' Province of New Hampshire." On verso are dated notes made by a soldier, Ebenezer Eatton, recording marching activities. Note by Eatton states that he enlisted 9 March 1757.

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