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Clinton, George (ca. 1686-1761) to Edward Collins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.176 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (ca. 1686-1761) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 13 June 1746 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: New York Governor Clinton writes to Major Collins to inform him that he disapproves of an enlistment scheme in Albany and has written "to Capt Marshall to put a stop to it, & discharge those Inlisted." Concludes: "I am surprizes that the Colonels shou'd suffer their Men to depart without proper Arms & Accoutrements, and I think that Colo Schuyler is in the right to provide them with what is necessary. A note by Clinton on the verso mentions a commission for Collins and the regulation of pay. Another note by Collins asks for blankets and guns.

People: Clinton, George, 1686-1761
Collins, Edward, fl. 1746

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: RecruitmentMilitary SuppliesMilitary HistoryWeaponryFrench and Indian WarGovernment and CivicsFinanceSoldier's Pay

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