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Whiting, Nathan To: Sir William Johnson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08014.02 Author/Creator: Whiting, Nathan Place Written: Hartford, [Ct.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1768/05/14 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 31cm x 19 cm

Criticizing General Lyman's account of Johnson's 1755 campaign against Crown Point: "I was not so surprised to see the rest of us stripped as I was to see you."

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