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Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732) "Instructions to be given to the two Indians to be sent . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00807 Author/Creator: Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1709 Pagination: 1p. + docket 15.4 x 20.1 cm

Summary of Content: . . . to Montreal, and Quibeck." Document leaves instructions to take careful note of troops and fortifications in Canada. The document is also signed by Col. Fr. Nicholson.

People: Vetch, Samuel, 1668-1732

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryCanadaSpyingMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFortificationFrance

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