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Pepperrell, William (1696-1759) to John Hill re: orders to insure that the Militia are well armed

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06790 Author/Creator: Pepperrell, William (1696-1759) Place Written: [illegible] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1747/04/01 Pagination: 1 p. 19.8 x 14.6 cm

Summary of Content: "The town you dwell in ly's much exposed to the enemy"

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: French and Indian WarMilitary HistoryFranceMilitiaWeaponryAmerican Indian History

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