Butler, John (before 1749-1791) to Joshua Mauger
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03902.062 Author/Creator: Butler, John (before 1749-1791) Place Written: Halifax, Nova Scotia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1763 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.5 x 33 cm.
Describes a naval engagement between "Rebel Fleet" and the King's Fleet on 10/13 on Lake Champlain. The American fleet tried to escape but on 10/15 was destroyed except for three ships which escaped to Ticonderoga. Crown Point now abandoned and burned. Mentions casualties. "General Carleton is now before Tyconderoga, which I conceive will soon be abandoned by the provincials." Mentions the victory of General Howe on Long Island, received via Lt. Gov. Franklin. [The evacuation of Long Island, 8/29-8/30/1776]
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