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Council of War Proceedings at a council of war

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02107 Author/Creator: Council of War Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1711/08/28 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.3 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: The Council asks that accounts be made for the victualling of soldiers, the Commissioners procure as many carpenters as possible, provisions be delivered to soldiers and Indians with great speed, and surgeons be instructed to tend to casualties, among a number of other orders.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary ProvisionsArtisansBuilding ConstructionGovernment and CivicsInjury or WoundHealth and Medical

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