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Belcher, Jonathan (1682-1757) [Appointment of John Furney as Captain of a company of foot soldiers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.804 Author/Creator: Belcher, Jonathan (1682-1757) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 2 September 1740 Pagination: 2 p. : vellum : docket ; 37.5 x 53.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by John Willard, Belcher's secretary. Belcher, serving as Royal Governor of Massachusetts, places John Furney in charge of a company of foot soldiers. Raises men in response to Britain's request for Colonial forces to join Major General Charles Cathcart, in charge of leading British troops against Spain in the West Indies. States that the American forces were to have been under the command of former Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood, since deceased. Accompanied by a paper seal.

People: Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757
Willard, John, fl. 1740
Cathcart, Charles, Baron, 1686-1740
Furney, John, fl. 1740
Spotswood, Alexander, 1676-1740

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitary HistoryCaribbeanGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDeath

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