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Shirley, William (1694-1771) to Samuel Waldo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08939 Author/Creator: Shirley, William (1694-1771) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 28 October 1747 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses orders for a discharge of the majority of the troops under Waldo's command. States that he should only keep a few hundred that will be necessary for the defense of the garrison at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia in Canada. Also mentions that he should have his junior officers collect all of the arms and accoutrements of the discharged soldiers and gives further instructions in regards to the discharged men.

People: Shirley, William, 1694-1771
Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: French and Indian WarCanadaMilitary HistoryInfantryFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary SuppliesWeaponryFortification

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