William Shirley letter to William Pitt, 1747

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
1 letter
Language
English
Abstract
Letter authorizing payment for troops.

Creator

Name
Shirley, William

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

William Shirley letter to William Pitt, 1747 December 17, Archives, American Numismatic Society

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Scope and Content Note

Letter from William Shirley, governor of Massachusetts, to William Pitt, paymaster general of his majesty’s land forces, authorizing payment of £200 sterling to General Samuel Waldo for his troops in the Canadian campaign against Fort Louisbourg, 1745. It is endorsed on the verso by Waldo (April 19, 1748), Chauncey Townsend, and Thomas Law (November 7, 1750).

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