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Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) to John Bradstreet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02499.05 Author/Creator: Gage, Thomas (1721-1787) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 25 December 1768 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.3 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major General Gage to Lieutenant Colonel Bradstreet. Forgot to mention in his first letter that the mayor desired "the Smith's sheep" be delivered up to him. Says he thought it was mentioned to Bradstreet before, but that he could have possibly forgot. Written as the British military was occupying Boston and in the process of quartering troops in Boston.

Background Information: John Bradstreet (1711-1774) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the French and Indian War who helped Britain gain control of Lake Ontario by capturing Fort Frontenac, now Kingston, Ontario. Bradstreet died ...in New York City in 1774.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsMilitary Law

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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