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Nicholls, Richard To: Caldwallader Colden.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08014.04 Author/Creator: Nicholls, Richard Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1746/12/22 Pagination: 1 p. 31.6 cm x 20.1 cm

Relaying information from Governor George Clarke during King George's War: "He says it was expected at home that Crown Point would be reduced by our troops, so that way be open to Montreal when the fleet and forces come over."

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