Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797) to John Hunter
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.068
Author/Creator: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron (1717-1797)
Place Written: England
Type: Document signed
Date: 7 August 1777
Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31.5 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: First page signed by Charles Cocks and Benjamin Langlois, of the Office of Ordnance. Includes a signature ”Amherst,” Jeffrey Amherst, a general in the British army (no first name is written). Certifies that George Pratt, gunner of the sloop Shark, has given an account of the expense of gunner’s shares from 6 May to 19 November 1776. A note on second page, signed by Robinson N. Bowman, states that the certificate for Pratt is on the other side and informs that Mrs. Pratt will call on him for her marriage certificate. Also mentions paying a man named Clark his wages.
People: Cocks, Charles, fl. 1777., Langlois, Benjamin, fl. 1777., Bowman, Robinson N. fl. 1777., Hunter, John, 1738-1821., Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Revolutionary War;, Military History;, Navy;, Soldier’s Pay;, Marriage;, Finance;
Sub Era: The War for Independence
Background: Hunter was a British naval officer.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--British forces., Great Britain--History, Naval--18th century.Order Image