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Muster Roll, French and Indian War, Massachusetts, 10 March 1759.

$1,230$1,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3012T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Muster Roll, French and Indian War, Massachusetts, 10 March 1759. Large sheet of laid paper inscribed on one side, signed by Colonel Joseph Williams Esquire of Roxbury (1708-1798), docketed on the verso, a secretarial copy from the period; recording the field and staff officers of a Royal regiment raised in Massachusetts for an expedition to Crown Point, in northern New York along Lake Champlain, 13 March 1758 through 9 December 1758, and then continuing on to Boston on 28 February 1759; listing the following servicemen: Colonel Joseph Williams; Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Thwing of Boston; Major William Arburthnott of Boston; Reverend Samuel Shutte of Hingham, Chaplin; William Fairfield of Haverhill, Surgeon; Mates Ebenezer Robey of Framingham and Abiel Abbott of Andover; and Adjutants Job Cushman Barker of Boston and Howell Williams of Roxbury; the sheet broken into pieces where folded, 19 x 14 3/4 in.
Colonel Joseph Williams' regiment was present at The Battle of Carillon, also known as the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga,on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War.
Estimate $700-900


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Keywords

Joseph Williams, Joseph Williams Esquire, Nathaniel Thwing, William Fairfield, William Arburthnott, Job Cushman Barker, Ebenezer Robey, Howell Williams, Samuel Shutte, War