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1664-1782

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Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of William Pepperrell, Maine merchant and commander of the American forces on the expedition to Louisbourg on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (1745), during King George's War. The bulk of the papers relate to Pepperrell's command at Louisbourg, but they also include business correspondence, family correspondence, and genealogical materials.

Biographical Timeline

27 June 1696
Born in Kittery Point, District of Maine.
1712
Joined the Massachusetts militia.
1720
Chosen to represent Kittery in the House of Representatives of Massachusetts.
16 Mar. 1723
Married Mary Hirst, granddaughter of Judge Samuel Sewall.
1725
Appointed a judge on the York County Court.
1726
Promoted to colonel of the Massachusetts militia in command of the District of Maine.
1727
Appointed by Governor William Dummer to a place on the Massachusetts Council.
1730
Elevated to chief justice in the York County Court.
1734
Inherited the bulk of his father's estate.
1 May 1742
Elizabeth Pepperrell, first born and only surviving daughter, married Nathaniel Sparhawk.
1744
King George's War.
Andrew, Pepperrell's son, (b. 4 Jan. 1726) entered the family business as a co-partner.
24 May 1745
Night attack on Louisbourg defeated with loss of 189 men.
24 Mar. 1744/5
Massachusetts forces sailed from Boston to the Strait of Canso.
30 Apr. 1745 - 01 May 1745
Combined forces arrived off Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia), and the siege of Louisbourg began.
16 June 1745
Terms of surrender of the fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton, sent to Pepperrell by Louis Dupont Duchambon.
17 June 1745
Louisbourg garrison surrendered after a seven-week siege.
1 Sep. 1745
Commissioned colonel by King George II, with authority to raise and command a regiment, the 66th Regiment of Foot, in the regular British line.
Nov. 1746
Created baronet in reward for the victory at Louisbourg.
1749-1750
Year-long trip to England. Pepperrell's regiment disbanded.
1751
Andrew, Pepperrell's only surviving son, died.
1753
Negotiated treaty with the Maine Indians.
1754
Fighting began with the French.
Pepperrell's regiment reinstated to the British army as the 51st Regiment of Foot.
1755
French and Indian War declared.
Promoted to major-general.
1756
Appointed commander of Castle William in Boston Harbor and of all the military forces of the colony.
Aug. 1757
Ordered by Thomas Pownall, governor of Massachusetts, to raise troops for the defense of the province.
13 Feb. 1759
Commissioned lieutenant-general in the British army.
6 July 1759
Died in Kittery.

Collection Description

The papers of William Pepperrell, commander of the Louisbourg expedition during King George's War, range from 1664-1782, with the bulk spanning 1745-1746. The papers document the 1745 expedition against the French at Louisbourg and include military orders and reports, regiment lists, returns, correspondence regarding strategies, commission and discharge requests, accounts of payments and receipts from soldiers, reports on supplies, receipts, and invoices on provisions.

The collection also includes documents relating to the Stamp Act, business correspondence, and some family correspondence. Nathaniel Sparhawk's correspondence to Pepperrell contains both business and family news. Sparhawk, a business partner in trade with Benjamin Colman of Boston, married Pepperrell's daughter Elizabeth.

Correspondents include the following: Robert Auchmuty, Charles Chauncy, Benjamin Colman, Thomas Cushing, Henry Flynt, Thomas Hancock, Increase Mather, Andrew Oliver, Thomas Pownall, William Shirley, Samuel Shute, Nathaniel Sparhawk, Edward Tyng, Samuel Waldo, and John Wheelwright.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the papers in this collection were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1791 by Jeremy Belknap. Latter papers were acquired by purchase early in the 20th century. All papers are the property of the MHS.

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. This collection is available as color digital facsimiles (see links below). Black and white microfilm is also available for use in the library.

Other Formats

The collection is also available on microfilm, P-469, 3 reels.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1Folder 1digitized
digitizedNo date

Undated. French commerce on the island of Madagascar.

Undated by William Pepperrell. Fragment of a letter.

Undated by William Pepperrell. Memorandum.

Undated by William Pepperrell. Queries sent to Martin in Portsmouth, N.H., about ships, harbors, and coast of N.H.

Undated by William Pepperrell. Regarding Colonel Hale and a chirugeon in his regiment.

Box 1Folder 2digitized
digitized1664-1699

14 Sep. 1664 by John Douglas. Examination of Capt. Douglas of the bark St. John re: his taking of the Blue Dove.

11 Aug. 1693 by Great Britain. Agreement with the Eastern Indians. [True copy.]

26 May 1694 by Francis Hooke. Order to pay out...on a treasury bill held by John Whipple.

30 June 1694 by Henry Derig[es]. Account of billeting of soldiers at York and Barwick, Me., to Major Francis Hooke.

8 Apr. 1695 by William Pepperrell, Sr. Settling accounts for supplies.

1696-1699 by William Pepperrell, Sr. Account with Usher for wheat and corn.

14 Apr. 1699 by Dey Babba Hass[e]n. Letter concerns passports for English ships, goods, and citizens.

Box 1Folder 3digitized
digitized1700-1705

16 July 1701 by Samuel Webber. Deed to his quarter share in mill at York to Wm. Pepperrell, Sr.

18 Apr. 1705 by William Blathwayt. Complaints by Dudley and Lord Cornbury against the charter gov'ts of Conn. and R.I. Signed by Blathwayt, Meadows, Pollexfen, and Prior.

18 Apr. 1705 by British Board of Trade. Complaints by Dudley and Lord Cornbury against the charter gov'ts of Conn. and R.I. Signed by Blathwayt, Meadows, Pollexfen, and Prior.

18 Apr. 1705 by Philip Meadows. Complaints by Dudley and Lord Cornbury against the charter gov'ts of Conn. and R.I. Signed by Blathwayt, Meadows, Pollexfen, and Prior.

18 Apr. 1705 by John Pollexfen. Complaints by Dudley and Lord Cornbury against the charter gov'ts of Conn. and R.I. Signed by Blathwayt, Meadows, Pollexfen, and Prior.

18 Apr. 1705 by Mathew Prior. Complaints by Dudley and Lord Cornbury against the charter gov'ts of Conn. and R.I. Signed by Blathwayt, Meadows, Pollexfen, and Prior.

Box 1Folder 4digitized
digitized1706-1710

9 Sep. 1706 by Bartholomew Jackson and George Jackson. Letters to Wm. Pepperrell, Sr., announcing wedding day.

9 Sep. 1706 by George Jackson and Bartholomew Jackson. Letters to Wm. Pepperrell, Sr., announcing wedding day.

10 Jan. 1707 by Jane Godsoe. Deed of sale of land to Pepperrell.

12 May 1709 by John Ive. Concerns shipment to New England.

Box 1Folder 5digitized
digitized1711-1719

7 June 1712 - July 1712 by George I. Establishment and wages of officers on the island of Minorca and the forts thereunto.

16 Mar. 1717/8 by Sir William Ashurst. Letter about political affairs in Mass. and N.H.

19 Dec. 1718 by George Granville, Baron Lansdown. Speech against the Occasional Conformity Bill delivered in Parliament.

2 Feb. 1718/9 by Samuel Shute. Letter concerns Shute's dispute with Dr. Elisha Cooke.

1 Apr. 1719 by William Pepperrell. Copy of letter to Mr. Belcher about Capt. Wibird's debt.

8 July 1719 by Joshua Pickman. Receipt to Mark Hunking for Wm. Pepperrell for codfish.

17 July 1719 by J.P. Hunking. Receipt for fish. [On verso, filed under 8 July 1719.]

17 July 1719 by Mark Hunking. Receipt for codfish. [On verso of 8 July 1719.]

Box 1Folder 6digitized
digitized1720-1724

10 May 1721. Plea of review of an action of trespass: Wm. Pepperrell, Jr. vs. David Farnham, et al. Copy.

16 May 1722 by Mary Nicholls. Family news.

12 Aug. 1723 by William Pepperrell, Sr. Pepperrell's son killed by French and Indians; asks assistance in collecting his effects.

Apr. 1724 by Archibald Macpheadris. Shipment of fish and slaves.

19 Apr. 1724 by William Joncker. Receipt from Joncker as agent for Wm. Pepperrell to John Dearing for salt.

Box 1Folder 7digitized
digitized1725-1729

30 Apr. 1725 by British House of Lords. Minutes of a debate concerning opposition to the royal prerogative in Mass.

15 June 1725 by William Pepperrell. Account with George Jaffrey.

20 Aug. 1725 by William Pepperrell. Letter about shipment of broadcloth and return shipment of slaves.

19 May 1726 by Johnson Harman. Receipt to Capt. George Will for Wm. Pepperrell for payment on account.

8 Aug. 1726 by William Pepperrell. Letter discusses disposing of a boat left at St. Peters by Capt. John Dearing.

3 July 1727 by Charles Chambers. Letter about island ownership, Chebisco Dego in Casco Bay, Me.

1 Aug. 1727 by Thomas Pickerin. Deed for land at York.

17 Jan. 1727/8 by John Rogers. Re: debt.

4 Oct. 1729 by Thomas Pickerin. Note to Wm. Pepperrell to allow Joseph Moulton to have five pounds.

Box 1Folder 8digitized
digitized1730-1734

8 Oct. 1730 by Henry Champernown. Letter about balance of account of Nathaniel White on rent of house.

24 Oct. 1730 by Josiah Conant. Surveyor's plan of land belonging to Jacob Parker, Byles, and [Haile?] in Windham County, Conn.

14 Mar. 1730/1 by Joshua Penhallow. Requisition for Mr. Marshall.

12 May 1731 by William Pepperrell. Answers of Wm. Pepperrell to appellants David Farnham and Elizabeth Weeland. Copy.

12 May 1731 by William Pepperrell. Answers of Wm. Pepperrell to appellants David Farnham and Elizabeth Weeland. Copy.

27 June 1731 by Johnson Harman. Memorandum asking time to repay money.

18 Mar. 1733 by Samuel Waldo. Re: land deals.

20 Feb. 1733/4 by Richard Wibird and Co. Bill.

Box 1Folder 9digitized
digitized1735-1739

25 Aug. 1737 by Thomas Westbrook. Letter about inability to saw an order of boards.

28 Sep. 1737 by Samuel Waldo. Letter requests information on boundary line at Me.

8 Nov. 1737 by Thomas Westbrook. Letter about stopping of sawmill due to lack of water.

9 Feb. 1737/8 by John Jones. Order to pay to Samuel Fetherly and place to account of Nicholas Hooper, Esq., and Company.

16 June 1738 by John Read. Opinions of John Read and Robert Auchmuty on John Tufton Mason's title to John Mason's N.H. lands.

16 June 1738 by Robert Auchmuty. Opinions of John Read and Robert Auchmuty on John Tufton Mason's title to John Mason's N.H. lands.

3 Nov. 1739 by Joseph Hanson, Jr. Letter gives reason for delay in paying debt.

20 Nov. 1739 by William Pepperrell. Letter discusses non-payment of bill. [On verso, filed under 3 Nov. 1739.]

Box 1Folder 10digitized
digitized1739/40-1744

18 Feb. 1739/40 by Samuel Hains. Order for goods and information about timber.

28 July 1740 by Humphrey Scamone. Concerns goods to be traded and a money matter.

28 Aug. 1740 by British Navy Board. Gives new dimensions for large-sized masts.

15 Sep. 1740 by Henry Dering. Letter with an order for cloth.

20 Mar. 1741/2 by William Niccolis. Concerns shipments of goods.

12 Apr. 1742 by Jacob Wendell. Concerns goods ordered and news of actions of General Court.

19 Apr. 1742 by William Pearson. Letter with an order for corn.

2 Dec. 1742 by Richard Waldron. Letter asks Pepperrell's intervention with Mr. Sparhawk in a court matter.

7 Feb. 1742/3 by James Griffitts of Swanzey. Document gives power of attorney to Nathaniel Bethune of Boston to sue Samuel Wentworth and James Monk. Witnessed by Jer. Jones and Stephen Hall.

7 Feb. 1742/3 by Stephen Hall [witness]. Document gives power of attorney to Nathaniel Bethune of Boston to sue Samuel Wentworth and James Monk. Witnessed by Jer. Jones and Stephen Hall.

7 Feb. 1742/3 by Jer. Jones [witness]. Document gives power of attorney to Nathaniel Bethune of Boston to sue Samuel Wentworth and James Monk. Witnessed by Jer. Jones and Stephen Hall.

7 Mar. 1742/3 by William Tyler. Letter about shipping news and actions of Capt. Roberts.

22 Dec. 1743 by John Berwick and Gilbert Warren. Agreement with Pepperrell to build a garrison house around Gilbert Warren's dwelling house in Berwick.

22 Dec. 1743 by Gilbert Warren and John Berwick. Agreement with Pepperrell to build a garrison house around Gilbert Warren's dwelling house in Berwick.

12 June 1744 by Henry De[—]. Letter gives news about Boston and Indian threat.

Box 1Folder 11digitized
digitized[1745], 1 of 3

[1745]. List of men who subscribe their willingness to go on the attack of the Island Battery, provided Beamsly Glaizer is captain.

[1745]. Account of merchandise to be sold, prices included.

[1745]. Chart showing the breakdown of rank under certain officers.

[1745]. Letter introduces James Monk.

[1745]. Letter introduces James Monk. Unsigned.

[1745]. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, and J. Trumbull.

[1745] by Ephraim Baker. Letter to William Pepperrell.

[1745] by John Bradstreet. Concerns regiment duties.

[1745] by John Bradstreet. Memorandum of captains "drawed out" by Colonel Bradstreet. 2 sheets.

[1745] by Moses Butler. List of remainder of men in his company, with memorandum concerning the death of John Hooker and John Whitelock attached.

[1745] by Joshua Champlin. List of men in his company.

[1745] by Bray Dearing. List of his men.

Box 1Folder 12digitized
digitized[1745], 2 of 3

[1745] by Joseph Dwight. List of men in his regiment proposed to be under command of S. Zouberbuhler.

[1745] by Joseph Dwight. List of officers and men of his regiment ordered by Wm. Shirley into Wm. Pepperrell's regiment.

[1745] by Lieut. Eldridge. List of men in his company.

[1745] by George Gerrish. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, and J. Trumbull.

[1745] by Joseph Gerrish. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, and J. Trumbull.

[1745] by John Gorham. List of men suitable to have command of a company of rangers or scouts in the woods.

[1745] by British Army. Establishment of a regiment of foot to be raised in North America.

[1745] by British Army. Proclamation: persons in garrison permitted to enlist in 2 regiments in N. America. Signed by Warren and Pepperrell. 2 copies.

[1745] by James Griffin. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by Capt. [John] Harmon. List of men in his company.

[1745] by Jonathan Hoar. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by John Irving. Account of sundries delivered from the hospital to Mr. Bristow, Apothecary General.

[1745] by Andrew Lane. Letter to Dr. Rand.

[1745] by Monsieur Madoux. Memorandum of goods belonging to Monsieur Madoux.

[1745] by John Marston. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by Massachusetts Bay General Court. Vote of a committee [Mass. General Court?] allowing Pepperrell provisions for troops transported to Cape Breton.

[1745] by Samuel Moore. List of officers in the N.H. regiment under his command.

[1745] by Capt. [Jeremiah] Moulton. List of men.

[1745] by Richard Mumford. List of men in his company.

Box 1Folder 13digitized
digitized[1745], 3 of 3

[1745] by Nathan Payson. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by William Pepperrell. List of men in his regiment.

[1745] by William Pepperrell. Proclamation: persons in garrison permitted to enlist in 2 regiments in N. America. Signed by P. Warren and Pepperrell. 2 copies.

[1745] by William Pepperrell? Memorandum of promotions.

[1745] by William Pepperrell? Memorandum. List of officers.

[1745] by Thomas Perkins. List of men under his command, in the state they left.

[1745] by Thomas Perkins. List of men under his command.

[1745] by John Rous. Letter to Pepperrell about his commission.

[1745] by William Shirley. Memoranda: regiments in expedition. Also included are list of supplies and prices, officer pay, and subjects for discussion.

[1745] by William Smith. List of men belonging to his company.

[1745] by William Smith. List of men in his company.

[1745] by Peter Staples. List of men belonging to his company.

[1745] by John Storer. List of his men on the frontier, and much exposed, who have families.

[1745] by Caleb Swan. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by John Trumbull. Petition to grant just rank in army. Signed: G. Gerrish, J. Gerrish, J. Griffin, J. Hoar, J. Marston, N. Payson, C. Swan, J. Trumbull.

[1745] by Capt. William Warner. List of men Capt. Warner left under the care of Lieut. George Gerrish.

[1745] by Peter Warren. Proclamation: persons in garrison permitted to enlist in 2 regiments in N. America. P. Warren and Pepperrell. 2 copies.

[1745] by Peter Warren? Note about sending sick men to New England.

[1745] by Joseph Webber. List of men in Capt. Harman's company.

[1745] by William Williams. Memorandum about victualing a regiment.

Box 1Folder 14digitized
digitized1745 (dated, year only)

1745 by Clark Gayton. Concerns irons to secure prisoners.

1745 by Clark Gayton. Re: prisoners.

1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1745 by William Pepperrell. Account of payments at Louisbourg.

1745 by William Pepperrell. Power of attorney to Richard Partridge, London, to receive money from T. Winnington, Paymaster General. Not signed. Embossed stamp. VI pence.

Box 1Folder 15digitized
digitized3 January 1744/5-16 February 1744/5

3 Jan. 1744/5 by George II. Orders of King George II to Shirley, signified in letter from Duke of Newcastle to employ a force of ships. Copy. Signed by Shirley.

3 Jan. 1744/5 by Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle. Orders of King George II to Shirley, signified in letter from Duke of Newcastle to employ a force of ships. Copy. Signed by Shirley.

3 Jan. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Orders of King George II to Shirley, signified in letter from Duke of Newcastle to employ a force of ships. Copy. Signed by Shirley.

4 Feb. 1744/5 by Alexander Bulman. Concerns enlistment of soldiers from York and Bulman's request for a commission as a surgeon.

6 Feb. 1744/5 by Benjamin Bollard. Concerns the appointment of Josiah Quincy or Benjamin Green as Pepperrell's secretary.

6 Feb. 1744/5 by William Pepperrell. Copy. [Located on letter of 1 Mar. 1744/5.]

8 Feb. 1744/5 by Andrew Le Mercier. Concerns appointment of Le Mercier's son as a linguist to accompany the Cape Breton expedition and the pay of the army.

8 Feb. 1744/5 by William Vaughn. Concerns appointment of officers and the enlistment of soldiers for the Louisbourg expedition.

9 Feb. 1744/5 by Massachusetts Bay House of Representatives. Vote granting money to provide Gen. Wm. Pepperrell's table in the intended expedition to Cape Breton.

13 Feb. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Shirley informs Pepperrell of the status of the embargo. [Partial letter.]

14 Feb. 1744/5 by Michael Malcom. Malcom informs Pepperrell that the former's son will accompany the Cape Breton expedition in Malcom's place.

15 Feb. 1744/5 by John Kinselagh. Concerns the enlistment of men for the Cape Breton expedition.

16 Feb. 1744/5 by Nathaniel Donnell and Jeremiah Moulton. Requests a captain's commission for Capt. John Lane in Pepperrell's regiment with the 30 men Lane enlisted for Cape Breton.

16 Feb. 1744/5 by Johnson Harman. Wishes Pepperrell success in the expedition to Cape Breton.

16 Feb. 1744/5 by Jeremiah Moulton and Nathaniel DonnellRequests a captain's commission for Capt. John Lane in Pepperrell's regiment with the 30 men Lane enlisted for Cape Breton.

Box 1Folder 16digitized
digitized19 February 1744/5-25 February 1744/5

19 Feb. 1744/5 by John Storer. Discusses transportation of troops to Cape Breton by Jedediah Preble.

19 Feb. 1744/5 by Josiah Willard. Concerns monies sent to Willard to be transferred to Col. Waldo to enlist soldiers for Cape Breton. Includes receipts.

20 Feb. 1744/5 by Moses Butler. Concerns enlisting men in Berwick, Me., for the expedition to Cape Breton.

20 Feb. 1744/5 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Concerns enlistment of men for Cape Breton expedition.

20 Feb. 1744/5 by John Osborne. Concerns expedition to Louisbourg.

21 Feb. 1744/5 by Moses Butler. Concerns enlistment of men from Berwick, Me., for the Cape Breton expedition.

21 Feb. 1744/5 by John Wait. Receipt for money. [On verso, 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

22 Feb. 1744/5 by Jeremiah Moulton. Receipt for money. [On verso, 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

22 Feb. 1744/5 by John Storer. Receipt for money. [On verso, 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

23 Feb. 1744/5 by Moses Butler. Concerns enlistment of men from Berwick, Me., for the Cape Breton expedition.

23 Feb. 1744/5 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Concerns enlisting men for the Cape Breton expedition from Saco and Biddeford.

23 Feb. 1744/5 by John Harmon. Receipt of money from Pepperrell. [On verso, 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

24 Feb. 1744/5 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Concerns enlisting men for the Cape Breton expedition from Saco and Biddeford.

25 Feb. 1744/5 by Thomas Bragdon. Receipt of money from Pepperrell for recruiting for the Cape Breton expedition. [On verso, located under 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

25 Feb. 1744/5 by Moses Butler. Receipt of money from Pepperrell for recruiting for the Cape Breton expedition. [On verso, filed under 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

25 Feb. 1744/5 by John Gray. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Feb. 1744/5 by Samuel Willard. Concerns command of a regiment.

Box 1Folder 17digitized
digitized26 February 1744/5-3 March 1744/5

26 Feb. 1744/5 by Charles Frost. Regarding enlisting men.

26 Feb. 1744/5 by John Osborne. Expedition concerns.

26 Feb. 1744/5 by Ichabod Plaisted. Concerns command of a regiment.

26 Feb. 1744/5 by John Storer. Receipt for money from Pepperrell for enlistment in the expedition to Cape Breton. [Tabbed onto letter of 19 Feb. 1744/5.]

27 Feb. 1744/5 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Expedition concerns.

27 Feb. 1744/5 by Moses Pearson. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Mar. 1744/5 by William Pepperrell. Bill for travel expenses.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by Henry Barter. Order from Pepperrell to sail to Boston. Original copy by Pepperrell, signed by Barter.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by Thomas Parker. Concerns the escape of James Thomson from N.H. jail; return wanted.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by William Pepperrell. Copy of letter dated Piscataqua, 6 Feb. 1744/5, incl. on letter. Concerns financial matters disrupted by the expedition against Louisbourg.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by William Pepperrell. Orders to sail to Boston. Original copy by Pepperrell, signed by Barter.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Order for Palatiah Littlefield to beat drums in Wm. Pepperrell's regiment. Signed by Shirley.

1 Mar. 1744/5 by Joseph Staples. Declines offer to join Pepperrell in expedition.

2 Mar. 1744/5 by Charles Frost. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 Mar. 1744/5 - 8 Mar. 1744/5 by William Pepperrell. Account of advance wages and billeting. [Located with Thomas Jenner receipt of 15 Mar. 1744/5.]

3 Mar. 1744/5 by Thomas Bragdon. Letter to William Pepperrell.

3 Mar. 1744/5 by Joseph Sayer. Expedition concerns.

Box 1Folder 18digitized
digitized6 March 1744/5-15 March 1744/5

6 Mar. 1744/5 by Andrew Le Mercier. Expedition concerns.

6 Mar. 1744/5 by John Sparhawk. Concerns regiment raised at Salem by James Grant.

8 Mar. 1744/5 by John Kinselagh. Asks for commissions for Andrew Watkins, First Lieut., and Charles Cavanaugh, Second Lieut.

8 Mar. 1744/5 by Massachusetts Bay Province. Commission to Henry Barter to be master of the schooner Union; signed by William Shirley. [Printed form filled out.]

8 Mar. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Commission to be master of the schooner Union; signed by William Shirley. [Printed form filled out.]

8 Mar. 1744/5 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 Mar. 1744/5 by Nathaniel Walter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Mar. 1744/5 by Robert Auchmuty. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Mar. 1744/5 by George Marriner, Jr. Receipt for money from Pepperrell.

12 Mar. 1744/5 by Joel Whittemore. Receipt for advance wages.

14 Mar. 1744/5 by William Wentworth. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 Mar. 1744/5 by Thomas Jenner. Receipt for money from Pepperrell. [Account of advance wages and billeting also included for 2-8 Mar. 1744/5.]

Box 1Folder 19digitized
digitized16 March 1744/5-28 March 1745

16 Mar. 1744/5 by Thomas Allen. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by William Allen. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by Josiah Clark [his mark]. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by John Forbush. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by James Goodwin. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by Elisha Hanscom, et al. Receipt. Signed also by Allen, Marroner, Jr., Clark [his mark], Goodwin, Staple, Allen, Spinney [his mark], Rankin, Lydscome, and Forbush.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by David Lydscome. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by George Marroner, Jr. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by John Ranken. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by David Spinney [his mark]. Receipt for money.

16 Mar. 1744/5 by Solomon Staple. Receipt for money.

18 Mar. 1744/5 by John Osborne. Order assigning Matthews as pilot of the sloop Humming Bird. Signed by John Osborne.

19 Mar. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Shirley asks Pepperrell to furnish Capt. Rhodes with ten of Capt. Bosworth's men.

19 Mar. 1744/5 - 22 Mar. 1744/5 by William Shirley. Instructions to Pepperrell for an expedition against the French settlements on island of Cape Breton. [Filed under 22 Mar. 1744/5.]

22 Mar. 1744/5 by Robert Glover. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Mar. 1744/5 by Joseph Newmarch. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Mar. 1744/5 by Thomas Hutchinson. Letter to William Pepperrell.

27 Mar. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

27 Mar. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written onboard the Rose.

28 Mar. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

28 Mar. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Mar. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 1Folder 20digitized
digitized6 April 1745-14 April 1745

6 Apr. 1745 by John Chandler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Apr. 1745 by Edward Tyng. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written onboard the Mass. Frigate.

7 Apr. 1745 by Arthur Noble. Letter to John Kinselagh.

9 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Requests Richmond to comply with Gov. Shirley's request. [On verso of 19 Mar. 1744/5.]

10 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to John Osborne.

10 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

10 Apr. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Apr. 1745 by James Skinner. Letter to William Shirley.

13 Apr. 1745 by Amos Brodi. Note regarding delivery of sugar and molasses to troops.

13 Apr. 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 Apr. 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to Samuel Waldo.

14 Apr. 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 Apr. 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 Apr. 1745 by Jacob Parker. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 1Folder 21digitized
digitized15 April 1745-23 April 1745

15 Apr. 1745 by John Gorham. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Canso.

16 Apr. 1745 by Benjamin Goldthwait. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Apr. 1745 by Jonathan Snelling. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written at sea.

18 Apr. 1745 by Jonathan Snelling. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written at sea.

21 Apr. 1745 by Edward Tyng. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written off Louisbourg Harbor, onboard the Mass. Frigate.

22 Apr. 1745 by John Osborne. Appended is note by Jacob Wendell of same date.

22 Apr. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Apr. 1745 by Samuel Watts. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Apr. 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Appended to John Osborne to William Pepperrell.

22 Apr. 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell of same date.

22 Apr. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Written on the Shirley Galley in Canso Harbor to Peter Warren.

23 Apr. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Copy.

23 Apr. 1745 by Peter Warren. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written off Canso on the Superbe.

Box 1Folder 22digitized
digitized24 April 1745-30 April 1745

24 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

25 Apr. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Apr. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell. Included is a copy of Osborne's letter of 22 Apr.

26 Apr. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Apr. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

27 Apr. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

27 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

28 Apr. 1745 by John Kinselagh. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Apr. 1745 by George Palmer. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Apr. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

29 Apr. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

30 Apr. 1745 by John Forwood. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Apr. 1745 by William Wentworth. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Apr. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Invoice of goods onboard the sloop Dove.

Box 1Folder 23digitized
digitized1 May 1745-4 May 1745

1 May 1745 by Benjamin Colman and Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 May 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell from Boston.

1 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren from Cape Breton Island.

1 May 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk and Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 May 1745 by Edward Tyng. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 May 1745 by John Wheelwright. Invoice of goods onboard the schooner Benjamin.

2 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren. Written from Cape Breton Island.

3 May 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston. 2 versions.

3 May 1745 by Edward Tyng. Written from the Mass. Frigate.

3 May 1745 by Samuel Watts. Letter to William Pepperrell from Chelsea.

4 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

4 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

4 May 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 1Folder 24digitized
digitized6 May 1745-11 May 1745

6 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 May 1745 by Richard Waldron, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 May 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 May 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 May 1745 by Joseph Gledhill. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 May 1745 by Robert Keith. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 May 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

11 May 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Written from the Grand Battery.

Box 1Folder 25digitized
digitized12 May 1745-20 May 1745

12 May 1745. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Fort William, St. John's Harbor.

12 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell. Letter of 27 May 1745 appears on verso.

12 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren. Written from camp.

16 May 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

17 May 1745 by Joseph Miller. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

19 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

19 May 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

19 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren. Written from camp.

20 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

20 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

20 May 1745 by Miriam Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

Box 1Folder 26digitized
digitized21 May 1745-26 May 1745

21 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

21 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

21 May 1745 by Thomas Sanders. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Chapeaurouge Bay.

22 May 1745 by Edward Tyng. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the Mass. Frigate.

22 May 1745 by Josiah Willard. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

24 May 1745 by Daniel Bacon. List of volunteers under his command to attack Island Battery, Louisbourg.

24 May 1745 by Edward Winslow. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

24 May 1745 by Joshua Winslow. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

26 May 1745 by Cornelius Soule. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Cape Breton.

26 May 1745 by George Webber. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 May 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter with a list of items ordered by Gov. Shirley to David Beame, a Penobscot Indian who desired to enter government service.

Box 1Folder 27digitized
digitized27 May 1745-2 June 1745

27 May 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell. [On verso of 12 May 1745.]

27 May 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

31 May 1745 by Ephraim Baker. Letter to William Pepperrell.

31 May 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren. Written from camp.

1 June 1745 by John Choate. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

1 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Capt. W. Montague. Attached to letter of 2 June 1745.

1 June 1745 by Joseph Thatcher. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the sight-house [Battery].

2 June 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to James Douglas.

2 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to John Henry Bastide.

2 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Paul Mascarene.

2 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Cowley. Includes letter of 1 June 1745.

2 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

Box 1Folder 28digitized
digitized3 June 1745-7 June 1745

3 June 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1745 by Robert Becket. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1745 by Clark Gayton. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1745 by Benjamin Pitman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

5 June 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 June 1745 by Henry Barter. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the schooner Union.

7 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Warren.

Box 1Folder 29digitized
digitized10 June 1745-16 June 1745

10 June 1745 by William Cowley. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Annapolis Royal.

10 June 1745 by Arthur Noble. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 June 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the Grand Battery.

12 June 1745 by Thomas Sanders. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Chapeaurouge Bay.

14 June 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 June 1745 by Charles Frost. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Falmouth.

14 June 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 June 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 June 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 June 1745 by Edward How. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Annapolis Royal.

16 June 1745 by Sylvester Richmond. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the Advance Battery.

16 June 1745 by Peter Warren. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written off Louisbourg on the Superbe.

Box 1Folder 30digitized
digitized17 June 1745-24 June 1745

17 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to M. Du Chambon.

17 June 1745 by Peter Warren. Letter to William Pepperrell.

18 June 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

18 June 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

19 June 1745 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

19 June 1745 by John Chandler. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

20 June 1745 by Jeremiah Moulton. Letter to William Pepperrell.

21 June 1745 by Mrs. Miriam Williams. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 June 1745 by John Osborne. Letter from Osborne to Pepperrell in Jacob Wendell's handwriting.

22 June 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

22 June 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter from John Osborne to Pepperrell in Wendell's handwriting.

23 June 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

24 June 1745 by Matthew Barnard. Receipt for nails.

24 June 1745 by Benjamin Mitchell. Receipt for nails out of King's Stores for the vessel Lauceston.

Box 2Folder 1digitized
digitized26 June 1745-5 July 1745

26 June 1745 by Samuel Willard. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 June 1745 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 June 1745 by Samuel Waldo. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from the Royal Battery.

July 1745 by Benjamin Pollard. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

1 July 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Capt. Henry Barter.

2 July 1745 by John Osborne. [On verso, 23 June 1745.]

3 July 1745 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 July 1745 by Charles Chauncy. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

4 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 July 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

4 July 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

5 July 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

5 July 1745 by Simon Frost. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

5 July 1745 by William Tyler. Discusses marriage of Dr. Benjamin Colman to Mrs. Mary Frost [widow of Hon. John Frost and sister of Wm. Pepperrell].

5 July 1745 by Cornelius Waldo. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

Box 2Folder 2digitized
digitized6 July 1745-15 July 1745

6 July 1745 by Jacob Royall. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

6 July 1745 by John Smith. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 July 1745 by John Blunt. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 July 1745 by Timothy Ryan. Bill of lading of goods taken in the sloop Pursue to Cape Breton. Printed form filled out.

11 July 1745 by Samuel Mitchell. List of goods sent by Mitchell to Cape Breton.

11 July 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 July 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 July 1745 by Nathaniel Richardson. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 July 1745 by Abiel Walley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 3digitized
digitized16 July 1745-26 July 1745

16 July 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 July 1745 by Ichabod Plaisted. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Salem.

17 July 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

18 July 1745 by Robert Brooks. Petition to Pepperrell by Brooks on behalf of Capt. Ammi R. Cutter's company.

18 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to Lieutenants Hovey and Sweetser.

18 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to Lieutenants Sweetser and Hovey.

18 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to Peter Warren.

18 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell. Same as letter of same date to Warren, only with postscript.

20 July 1745 by Jotham Odiorne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 July 1745 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 July 1745 by Sylvester Richmond. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 July 1745 by Samuel Pray. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

26 July 1745 by Nathaniel Hubbard. Letter to Pepperrell asking to have his son William sent home.

26 July 1745 by William Pepperrell. Order to Ammi R. Cutter to come to Louisbourg.

Box 2Folder 4digitized
digitized27 July 1745-3 August 1745

27 July 1745 by Charles Chauncy. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

27 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 July 1745 by John Chandler. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

29 July 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 July 1745 by Hepsibath Whittingham. Asks Pepperrell to have her son Henry sent home.

30 July 1745 by Benjamin Thompson. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Aug. 1745 by Jotham Odiorne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Porstmouth.

1 Aug. 1745 by Samuel Sewall. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

2 Aug. 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

3 Aug. 1745 by John Crosby. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

3 Aug. 1745 by Benjamin Pollard. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

3 Aug. 1745 by Jacob, John, and Isaac Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 5digitized
digitized4 August 1745-10 August 1745

4 Aug. 1745 by Charles Chauncy. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Aug. 1745 by Ammi Ruhamah Cutter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Aug. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Invoice of goods onboard the sloop Success.

5 Aug. 1745 by Robert Hale. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Aug. 1745 by Daniel Henchman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Aug. 1745 by Christopher Minot. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Aug. 1745 by Benjamin Pollard. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 Aug. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Invoice of goods onboard sloops Diamond and Abigal.

10 Aug. 1745 by Robert Hale. Account of arms wanting in his regiment.

10 Aug. 1745 by Richard Partridge. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from London.

10 Aug. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 6digitized
digitized12 August 1745-17 August 1745

12 Aug. 1745 by John Fernald. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Aug. 1745 by Samuel Mather. Letter to William Pepperrell.

13 Aug. 1745 by George Clinton. Letter to William Shirley. Written from N.Y.

13 Aug. 1745 by Richard Mumford. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 Aug. 1745 by William Cooke. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Sudbury.

15 Aug. 1745 by Thomas Foxcroft. Letter to William Pepperrell. Asks for the return of John Corbin, servant of Nathaniel Coney.

16 Aug. 1745 by Jotham Odiorne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

17 Aug. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Aug. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Aug. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Aug. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

Box 2Folder 7digitized
digitized20 August 1745-30 August 1745

20 Aug. 1745 by Benjamin Colman and Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

20 Aug. 1745 by Benjamin Colman and Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. [Copy?]

20 Aug. 1745 by Henry Flynt. Letter to William Pepperrell.

20 Aug. 1745 by Andrew Oliver. Letter to William Pepperrell.

21 Aug. 1745 by Thomas Cushing. Written from Boston.

21 Aug. 1745 by Ebenezer Storer. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Aug. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Aug. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Newport.

23 Aug. 1745 by Gideon Wanton. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Aug. 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell.

24 Aug. 1745 by Ezekiel Cheever. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Charlestown.

26 Aug. 1745 by John Gray. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Biddeford.

29 Aug. 1745 by Phillip Livingston. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from N.Y.

30 Aug. 1745 by Eben Prout. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 8digitized
digitized31 August 1745-12 September 1745

31 Aug. 1745 by Michael Gill. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 Sep. 1745 by Alexander Bulman. To return with sick soldiers of ten companies from the county of York.

4 Sep. 1745 by Thomas Bladen. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Annapolis.

4 Sep. 1745 by Jacob, John, and Isaac Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

5 Sep. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Sep. 1745 by William Waldron. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

8 Sep. 1745 by Edward Eveleth. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 Sep. 1745 by John Osborne. Sloop Grey Hound [William Whirling, master] with cargo of lumber for Louisbourg.

10 Sep. 1745 by Jacob Wendell. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Sep. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Sep. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Memorandum of cargo of lumber on sloop Three Sisters.

Box 2Folder 9digitized
digitized13 September 1745-18 September 1745

13 Sep. 1745 by John Alford. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Charlestown.

14 Sep. 1745 by John Hornor. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 Sep. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Account of money paid for the garrison at Louisbourg.

16 Sep. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Invoice of goods shipped on sloop Abigal & Anna.

17 Sep. 1745 by Moses Butler. List of men in his company.

17 Sep. 1745 by John Harmon. List of men belonging to Capt. John Harmon and their circumstances.

17 Sep. 1745 by Moses Pearson. List of men in his company.

17 Sep. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to Benjamin Greene.

18 Sep. 1745 by Charles Doolittle. List of subscribers [autographed] who enlisted under Doolittle.

18 Sep. 1745 by Nathan Young. Receipt for lumber consigned to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 10digitized
digitized19 September 1745-26 September 1745

Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Wiscasset.

19 Sep. 1745 by Joseph Russell. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Sheepscutt.

19 Sep. 1745 - 11 Oct. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Account of work done on sloop Eagle for labor for the city of Louisbourg.

20 Sep. 1745 by Ephraim Baker. List of men in his company.

20 Sep. 1745 by John Kinselagh. List of men in his company.

20 Sep. 1745 by Peter Staples. List of men in his company.

21 Sep. 1745 by Benjamin and Mary Colman. Relays news of death of Dr. Alexander Bulman.

21 Sep. 1745 by Mary Colman [Mrs. Benjamin Colman]. Relays news of death of Dr. Alexander Bulman.

21 Sep. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Memorandum of goods shipped onboard the sloop Eunice.

25 Sep. 1745 by William Wirling. Receipt for cargo of lumber.

26 Sep. 1745 by Benjamin Allen. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Falmouth.

26 Sep. 1745 by Cornelius Waldo. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 11digitized
digitized28 September 1745-7 October 1745

28 Sep. 1745 by Caleb Cushing. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Salisbury.

28 Sep. 1745 by John Hobson. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Rowley.

28 Sep. 1745 by Robert Keith. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Sep. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Thomas Corbett.

28 Sep. 1745 by Miriam Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Sep. 1745 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Oct. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

2 Oct. 1745 by James Fry. Petition. Signatures: J. Huston, J. Fry, J. Hubbard, and E. Hayward to join their respective companies to Samuel Waldo's regiment.

2 Oct. 1745 by Ephraim Hayward. Petition. Signatures: J. Huston, J. Fry, J. Hubbard, and E. Hayward to join their respective companies to Samuel Waldo's regiment.

2 Oct. 1745 by Jonathan Hubbard. Petition. Signatures: J. Huston, J. Fry, J. Hubbard, and E. Hayward to join their respective companies to Samuel Waldo's regiment.

2 Oct. 1745 by John Huston. Petition. Signatures: J. Huston, J. Fry, J. Hubbard, and E. Hayward to join their respective companies to Samuel Waldo's regiment.

2 Oct. 1745 by Samuel Willard. Petition. Signatures: J. Huston, J. Fry, J. Hubbard, and E. Hayward to join their respective companies to Samuel Waldo's regiment.

4 Oct. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Thomas Hill.

7 Oct. 1745 by William Brown. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Oct. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

7 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Oct. 1745 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 12digitized
digitized8 October 1745-16 October 1745

8 Oct. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Note to Moses Pearson. Memoranda about men in service.

8 Oct. 1745 by Thomas Perkins. Letter to William Shirley. Requests permission to go home.

8 Oct. 1745 by Peter Staples. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Oct. 1745 by Spencer Phips. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Oct. [1745] by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Oct. 1745 by Estes Hatch. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Petition of Abijah Willard to be dismissed from the service and to be allowed to go home [granted].

12 Oct. 1745 by Abijah Willard. Petition to Shirley asking to be dismissed from service and to be allowed to go home and to take with him John Warner [granted].

13 Oct. 1745. Proposals for regulating the four scouting or ranging companies for the winter.

15 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Oct. 1745 by George Frost. etter to William Pepperrell. Written from St. John's, Newfoundland.

16 Oct. 1745 by Peter Hunt. List of men in his company.

16 Oct. 1745 by Caleb Johnson. List of men in his company.

16 Oct. 1745 - 17 Oct. 1745. Memoranda about men dismissed from service.

Box 2Folder 13digitized
digitized17 October 1745-26 October 1745

17 Oct. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Dismissal from service to several officers. Signed by Shirley, Warren, and Pepperrell.

17 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley and Peter Warren. List of officers aged, sick, and whose affairs require their going to New England.

17 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley and Peter Warren. List of officers aged, sick, and whose affairs require their going to New England. Signed by Shirley and Warren.

17 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley, Peter Warren, and William Pepperrell. Dismisal from service to several officers. Signed by Shirley, Warren, and Pepperrell.

17 Oct. 1745 by Peter Warren. Dismissal from service to several officers. Signed by Shirley, Warren, and Pepperrell.

17 Oct. 1745 by Peter Warren and William Shirley. List of officers aged, sick, and whose affairs require their going to New England. Signed by Shirley and Warren.

18 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Two orders to Pepperrell to dismiss men.

20 Oct. 1745 by Francis Foxcroft. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Cambridge.

21 Oct. 1745 by John Choate. Letter to William Shirley.

21 Oct. 1745 by Samuel Pitts. List of men in his company.

21 Oct. 1745 by Benjamin Williams. List of men under his command. [On verso of Samuel Pitts of same date.]

22 Oct. 1745 by Samuel Curwen. Letter to William Pepperrell.

24 Oct. 1745. Report of the number of barracks, berths, and men contained in the Governor's Bastion.

24 Oct. 1745 by Ephraim Baker. List of men in his company.

24 Oct. 1745 by John Chandler. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Worcester.

24 Oct. 1745 by John Chandler. Note to William Pepperrell. Written from Worcester.

24 Oct. 1745 by John Kinselagh. List of men in his company.

24 Oct. 1745 by John MacMurphy. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Londonderry, N.H.

24 Oct. 1745 by John Storer. List of men left at Louisbourg belonging to Storer.

25 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Oct. [1745] by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Oct. 1745 by Andrew Belcher. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Oct. 1745 by Byfield Lyde. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Oct. 1745 by John Shaw. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 14digitized
digitized28 October 1745-30 October 1745

28 Oct. 1745. Account of tents delivered in the garrison to make beds for the sick and what remains in store.

29 Oct. 1745 by Charles Chauncy. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 Oct. 1745 by Ebenezer Davis. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Oct. 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Oct. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Oct. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

Box 2Folder 15digitized
digitized1 November 1745-7 November 1745

Nov. 1745 by John Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Nov. 1745 by Massachusetts Bay House of Representatives. Vote that the Committee of War be instructed to send to Louisbourg for snow shoes.

3 Nov. 1745 by Thomas Kilby. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Nov. 1745 by Nathaniel Balston. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Nov. 1745 by Andrew Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Dedham.

6 Nov. 1745 by Andrew Belcher. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Nov. 1745 by Thomas Kilby. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Nov. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Nov. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Nov. 1745 by John and Richard Billings. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Nov. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Nov. 1745 by William Wentworth. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

7 Nov. 1745 by Thomas White. Petition to Shirley asking to be dismissed from service.

Box 2Folder 16digitized
digitized11 November 1745-15 November 1745

11 Nov. 1745 by Theodore Atkinson. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

11 Nov. 1745 by John and Richard Billings. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Nov. 1745 by Richard and John Billings. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Nov. 1745 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 Nov. 1745 by Charles Frost. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Falmouth.

13 Nov. 1745 by John Choate. List of men in his regiment.

13 Nov. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

13 Nov. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

13 Nov. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

15 Nov. 1745 by John Bradstreet. Roll of companies in Pepperrell's regiment.

Box 2Folder 17digitized
digitized17 November 1745-22 November 1745

19 Nov. 1745 by [Joseph?] Dwight. List of men in Brigadier Dwight's regiment, attested by S. Zouberbuhler, Adj't.

[20 Nov. 1745] by Samuel Lambert. List of men in his company.

20 Nov. 1745 by Sylvanus Cobb. List of men in his company.

20 Nov. 1745 by John Gorham, Sylvanus Cobb, and Samuel Lambert. Part of three companies all at present under command and doing duty in town.

20 Nov. 1745 by Samuel Moore. Muster roll of his regiment.

20 Nov. 1745 by Jeremiah Moulton. List of soldiers alive at Louisbourg and an account of men dead since 27 Oct. and the company to which they belonged.

21 Nov. 1745 by Isaac Schenk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Nov. 1745 by John Alford. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Nov. 1745 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 2Folder 18digitized
digitized23 November 1745-30 November 1745

23 Nov. 1745 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Nov. 1745 by Bartholomew Trow. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Charlestown.

24 Nov. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Shirley.

25 Nov. 1745 by Ebenezer Davis. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Nov. 1745 by Ebenezer Nutting. Petition to Pepperrell asking to dismiss his two sons from service.

26 Nov. 1745 by Ebenezer Davis. Letter to William Shirley.

26 Nov. 1745 by Richard Partridge. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from London.

26 Nov. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Rough draft to Massachusetts Bay Committee of War.

26 Nov. 1745 by Matthew Smith. Petition to Shirley asking to be dismissed from service.

28 Nov. 1745 by William Williams. Report to Admiral Warren of the state of his regiment [the 8th regiment].

30 Nov. 1745 by Sylvester Richmond. Petition to Pepperrell by Richmond's regiment that they may remain in the regiment. Signatures included.

Box 2Folder 19digitized
digitized1 December 1745-19 December 1745

1 Dec. 1745. Return of the men in the garrison at Louisbourg.

2 Dec. 1745 by Robert Auchmuty. Introduces Bassill Dixwell, son of John Dixwell of Boston.

3 Dec. 1745 by William Williams. List of the men belonging to eight regiments under the care of Lieut. Col. Williams.

6 Dec. 1745 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Dec. 1745 by William Pepperrell. Memoranda. In margin of letter from J.H. Bastide to Pepperrell.

6 Dec. 1745 by William Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

9 Dec. 1745 by Richard Jones. Report of the artillery company of 23 private gunners.

9 Dec. 1745 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Order to commanding officer of Grand Battery to dismantle its heavy cannon and deliver to P. Delamotte and remove troops to the city.

9 Dec. 1745 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Order to commanding officer of Grand Battery to dismantle its heavy cannon and deliver to P. Delamotte and remove troops to the city.

10 Dec. 1745 by Philip Delamotte. Receipt to Noble for shot, cannon, etc., remaining in the Grand Battery. [Located on order]

14 Dec. 1745 by Benjamin Pollard. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 Dec. 1745 by Richard Greenleaf. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Newbury.

16 Dec. 1745 by John Chandler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Dec. 1745 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Dec. 1745. State of the regiment. [On verso, filed under 17 Dec. 1745, orders from Pepperrell and Warren to Waldo.]

17 Dec. 1745 by Mrs. Bathe. Note concerning her son George Bathe, a sailmaker in Col. Gridley's artillery regiment. [Tipped on letter from Mary Colman of same date.]

17 Dec. 1745 by Mary Colman [Mrs. Benjamin Colman]. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Dec. 1745 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Orders to Samuel Waldo.

17 Dec. 1745 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Orders to Samuel Waldo.

19 Dec. 1745 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Order to Samuel Waldo.

19 Dec. 1745 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Order to Samuel Waldo.

Box 2Folder 20digitized
digitized20 December 1745-31 December 1745

20 Dec. 1745 by George Scott. Letter to William Pepperrell.

23 Dec. 1745 by Massachusetts Bay General Court. Order to the Committee of War to furnish provisions to the garrison at Louisbourg.

24 Dec. 1745 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Order to Waldo.

24 Dec. 1745 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Order to Samuel Waldo.

25 Dec. 1745 by Benjamin Pitman. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Salem.

25 Dec. 1745 by John Shaw. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Dec. 1745 by Samuel Waldo. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Dec. 1745 by Abiel Walley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

30 Dec. 1745 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

31 Dec. 1745 by Thomas Hancock. Letter to Pepperrell congratulating him on his success at Louisbourg.

Box 3Folder 1digitized
digitized1 January 1745/6-11 January 1745/6

[1746] by Clark Gayton. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 Jan. 1745/6 by John Kinselagh. Concerns Darby Crawley in Jonathan Hubbard's company. Also, letter or order to Capt. Hubbard by Pepperrell about the same Crawley.

2 Jan. 1745/6 by William Pepperrell. Order to Hubbard to search Crawley, of his regiment, for arms or clothing belonging to soldiers and, if necessary, to put him under guard.

6 Jan. 1745/6 by Ebenezer Storer. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Jan. 1745/6 by John Storer. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Jan. 1745/6 by William Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Jan. 1745/6 by William Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Jan. 1745/6 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Jan. 1745/6 by John Choate. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Jan. 1745/6 by James Griffin. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

11 Jan. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

11 Jan. 1745/6 by Miriam Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 3Folder 2digitized
digitized14 January 1745/6-31 January 1745/6

14 Jan. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

15 Jan. 1745/6 by John Osborne. Per schooner Resolution.

15 Jan. 1745/6 by John Osborne. Per schooner Swallow.

17 Jan. 1745/6 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Jan. 1745/6 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

17 Jan. 1745/6 by William Rand. Asks that his grievance be redressed on the charge of John Dolhond.

17 Jan. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

17 Jan. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

21 Jan. 1745/6 by James F. Mercer. Letter to William Pepperrell.

21 Jan. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

23 Jan. 1745/6 by Massachusetts Bay House of Representatives. Relates to the capture of the St. John, as a prize, and her sale. [Located with letter from John Osborne to Pepperrell, 4 Feb. 1745/6.]

23 Jan. 1745/6 by Massachusetts Bay House of Representatives. Report of a bill of exchange and the action of the General Court. [Located with letter by Osborne to Pepperrell, 4 Feb. 1745/6.]

31 Jan. 1745/6 by Jotham Odiorne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

31 Jan. 1745/6 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell with copy to William Shirley.

Box 3Folder 3digitized
digitized4 February 1745/6-12 February 1745/6

4 Feb. 1745/6 by Samuel Curwen. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Salem.

4 Feb. 1745/6 by John Osborne. Letter to William Pepperrell, enclosing House Committee Reports of 23 Jan. 1745/6. 2 copies.

5 Feb. 1745/6 by William Clark. Letter to William Pepperrell.

5 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

5 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

7 Feb. 1745/6 by Thomas Goold. Receipt attached to Colman and Sparhawk letter for sundries onboard the sloop Three Friends to be delivered to William Pepperrell.

7 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 Feb. 1745/6 by Benjamin Colman and Nathaniel Sparhawk. Invoice of sundries shipped onboard the sloop Industry and sloop Three Sisters to Wm. Pepperrell, Cape Breton. 2 copies.

10 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk and Benjamin Colman. Invoice of sundries shipped onboard the sloop Industry and sloop Three Sisters to Wm. Pepperrell, Cape Breton. 2 copies.

12 Feb. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

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digitized14 February 1745/6-6 March 1745/6

14 Feb. 1745/6 by Charles Chauncy. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Feb. 1745/6 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

18 Feb. 1745/6 by William Coffin, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. 2 copies.

19 Feb. 1745/6 by Benjamin Lynde. Letter to William Pepperrell.

19 Feb. 1745/6 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

21 Feb. 1745/6 by John Hill. Asks Pepperrell for a commission for Benjamin White, adjutant in Col. Hale's regiment.

26 Feb. 1745/6 by Samuel Pray. Re: Pray's servant, Nathaniel Hooper.

27 Feb. 1745/6 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Mar. 1745/6 by Charles Apthorp. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Mar. 1745/6 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Mar. 1745/6 by Francis Percey. Receipt for sundries onboard sloop Diamond to be delivered to Pepperrell. [Attached to letter of 1 Mar. 1745/6 by Colman to Pepperrell.]

1 Mar. 1745/6 by Francis Percey. Receipt for sundries onboard sloop Diamond to be delivered to Pepperrell. [Attached to letter of 1 Mar. 1745/6 by Colman to Pepperrell.]

3 Mar. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Hubbard. Letter to William Pepperrell.

3 Mar. 1745/6 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

6 Mar. 1745/6 by Edward Ellis. Letter to Pepperrell recommending James Oliver as surgeon for Samuel Waldo's regiment.

Box 3Folder 5digitized
digitized8 March 1745-17 March 1745

8 Mar. 1745/6 by Samuel Waldo. Recommends the appointment of James Oliver as surgeon of his regiment.

9 Mar. 1745/6 by John Tufton Mason. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

9 Mar. 1745/6 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Ryan. Unsigned.

10 Mar. 1745/6 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

10 Mar. 1745/6 by Zachariah Bourry[e]au. Letter to William and Andrew Pepperrell. Mentions death of Mr. Schaffer of firm of Bourryeau & Schaffer. Written from London.

11 Mar. 1745/6 by Simon Lothrop. Letter to William Pepperrell and Peter Warren.

12 Mar. 1745/6 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

13 Mar. 1745/6 by William Wentworth. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

15 Mar. 1745/6 by Joseph Gunnison. Asks that Pepperrell grant a discharge to one Nellson.

15 Mar. 1745/6 by John Newman. Petition to Pepperrell in regard to Chaplain Samuel Moody.

15 Mar. 1745/6 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Coffin, Jr.

16 Mar. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

17 Mar. 1745/6 by John Jones. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

17 Mar. 1745/6 by Nathaniel Meserve. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

17 Mar. 1745/6 by Joseph Webb. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 3Folder 6digitized
digitized18 March 1745/6-26 March 1745/6

18 Mar. 1745/6 by Joseph Newmarch. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from New Castle.

18 Mar. 1745/6 by Samuel Sewall. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

18 Mar. 1745/6 by Westbrook Waldron. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

19 Mar. 1745/6 - 28 Mar. 1746 by Thomas Ross. Re: arrest of John Suttee and the tailor Malcolm McWiel and their affidavit regarding the same. Signed by Ross and Thorndale.

19 Mar. 1745/6 - 28 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Re: arrest of John Suttee and the tailor Malcolm McWiel and their affidavit regarding the same. Signed by Ross and Thorndale.

19 Mar. 1745/6 - 28 Mar. 1746 by Anthony Thorndale. Re: arrest of John Suttee and the tailor Malcolm McWiel and their affidavit regarding the same. Signed by Ross and Thorndale.

20 Mar. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

20 Mar. 1746 by John Gorham. Letter to William Pepperrell.

20 Mar. 1746 by William Shurtleff. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

21 Mar. 1746 by John Irving. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Mar. 1746 by Stephen Boutineau[t]. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Mar. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

25 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Copy by himself.

25 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Mar. 1746 by John Irving. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Mar. 1746 by Thomas Ross. Orders. Re: John Suttee, with replies by Ross and Thorndale. Copy, by Ross, of Suttee's letter to Lieut. Col. William Ryan.

26 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Orders. Re: John Suttee, with replies by Ross and Thorndale. Copy, by Ross, of Suttee's letter to Lieut. Col. William Ryan.

26 Mar. 1746 by John Suttee. Orders. Re: John Suttee, with replies by Ross and Thorndale. Copy, by Ross, of Suttee's letter to Lieut. Col. William Ryan.

26 Mar. 1746 by Anthony Thorndale. Orders. Re: John Suttee, with replies by Ross and Thorndale. Copy, by Ross, of Suttee's letter to Lieut. Col. William Ryan.

Box 3Folder 7digitized
digitized29 March 1745/6-4 April 1746

29 Mar. 1746 by Robert Auchmuty. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. [Attached to 25 Mar. 1746 letter.]

29 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Orders that officers embark on the Ranger for Louisbourg and that the affairs of John Suttee be settled at Louisbourg.

31 Mar. 1746 by Robert Auchmuty. Letter to William Pepperrell.

31 Mar. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

31 Mar. 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to Peter Warren.

Apr. 1746 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Otho Hamilton. Copy [by Pepperrell].

Apr. 1746 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

1 Apr. 1746 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 Apr. 1746 by Miriam Tyler.Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Apr. 1746 by John Irving. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 Apr. 1746 by David Lindsey. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Newport, R.I.

4 Apr. 1746 by William Smithson. Letter to William Shirley.

Box 3Folder 8digitized
digitized10 April 1746-23 April 1746

10 Apr. 1746 by Thomas Fayerweather. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 Apr. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 Apr. 1746 by Charles Frost. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Falmouth.

16 Apr. 1746 by Charles Apthorp. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Apr. 1746 by Benjamin Colman and Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 Apr. 1746 by Nathaniel Sparhawk and Benjamin Colman.

17 Apr. 1746 by John Hoyle. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Providence.

18 Apr. 1746 by Stephen Eastwicke. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

18 Apr. 1746 by Andrew Le Mercier. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

18 Apr. 1746 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

22 Apr. 1746 by Elihu Gunnison. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

22 Apr. 1746 by William Tyler, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell.

22 Apr. 1746 - 24 Apr. 1746 by John Stephenson, Jr. Receipt to Colman and Sparhawk for sundries onboard the sloop Seaflower. [Attached to Benjamin Colman letter, 24 Apr. 1746.]

23 Apr. 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

Box 3Folder 9digitized
digitized24 April 1746-29 April 1746

24 Apr. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston. Includes receipt from John Stephenson of 22 Apr. 1746.

24 Apr. 1746 by Noah Emery. Letter to William Pepperrell.

26 Apr. 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

26 Apr. 1746 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

27 Apr. 1746 by Charles King. Letter to Samuel Waldo, being the reports from the several guards for the twenty-four hours past. [On verso of Samuel Waldo of same date.]

27 Apr. 1746 by Samuel Waldo. Sends Charles King's "Reports from the several guards for the twenty-four hours past." [On verso of Charles King of same date.]

28 Apr. 1746 by Peter Gilman. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Exeter, N.H.

28 Apr. 1746 by John Irving. Letter to William Pepperrell.

28 Apr. 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

29 Apr. 1746 by Jonathan Cushing. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Dover, N.H.

29 Apr. 1746 by Henry Sherburne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

29 Apr. 1746 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

29 Apr. 1746 by Peter Staples. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

Box 3Folder 10digitized
digitized30 April 1746-16 May 1746

30 Apr. 1746 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Shirley.

30 Apr. 1746 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Orders in regard to sending 100 of the troops to New England.

30 Apr. 1746 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Orders in regard to sending 100 of the troops to New England.

1 May 1746 by William Wentworth. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

3 May 1746 by Nicholas Budiani. "A return of the strength of General Fuller's regiment." Signed by Capt. Nicholas Budiani.

3 May 1746 by British Army. "A return of the strength of General Fuller's regiment." Signed by Capt. Nicholas Budiani.

3 May 1746 by William Shirley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 May 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 May 1746 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

12 May 1746 by Robert Auchmuty. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

14 May 1746 by Benjamin Colman. Letter to William Pepperrell.

16 May 1746 by David Rogers. Abstract of his company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery belonging to the garrison at Louisbourg onboard the Bedford store ship.

Box 3Folder 11digitized
digitized27 May 1746-27 June 1746

27 May 1746 by Joseph Sherburn. Receipt for gunpowder taken into the ordnance stores from the N.H. province sloops.

28 May 1746 by Joseph Sherburn. Petition to Pepperrell.

3 June 1746 by Edward Carter. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1746 by Ephraim Baker. Letter to William Pepperrell.

4 June 1746 by Benjamin Green. Letter to William Pepperrell.

9 June 1746 by John Kinselagh. Letter to William Pepperrell. 2 copies.

10 June 1746 by Samuel Rhodes. Letter to William Pepperrell.

12 June 1746 by William Cosby. Letter to William Pepperrell.

14 June 1746 by Benjamin Green. Letter to William Pepperrell.

24 June 1746 by Massachusetts Bay Province. Commission from Wm. Shirley to Brentnall to be captain of a company in Col. Dwight's regiment on expedition against Canada.

24 June 1746 by William Shirley. Commission from Wm. Shirley to Brentnall to be captain of a company in Col. Dwight's regiment on expedition against Canada.

27 June 1746 by Henry Sherburne, Jr. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

27 June 1746 by Richard Waldron. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Portsmouth.

Box 3Folder 12digitized
digitized4 July 1746-21 November 1746

4 July 1746 by Thomas Berry. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 July 1746 by Benjamin Green. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 July 1746 by John Overing. Letter to William Pepperrell.

8 July 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 July 1746 by Byfield Lyde. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Cambridge.

11 July 1746 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Ryan. Written from Kittery.

11 July 1746 by William Tyler. Letter to William Pepperrell.

11 July 1746 by Abiel Walley. Letter to William Pepperrell.

15 July 1746 by William Ryan. Letter to William Pepperrell.

18 July 1746 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Ryan [Pepperrell's copy]. Written from Kittery. [On verso of 15 July 1746.]

29 Oct. 1746 by Capt. Morris. Plan of a fort and profiles proposed to be built at Minas, Nova Scotia.

21 Nov. 1746 by William Pepperrell. Memorandum of letters sent to London by the Chester and memorandum "account who sent my letters by 1746."

Box 3Folder 13digitized
digitized1747-1749

3 June 1747 by William Pepperrell. Letter to principal officers and commissioners of the Royal Navy about building a 44-gun ship.

16 July 1747 by Thomas Hancock. Re: trip to Louisbourg.

26 Sep. 1747 by William King. Letter to Pepperrell asking for job as overseer of the boat being built at Col. Meserve's.

Dec. 1747 by William Pepperrell. Memorandum of letters sent by Capt. Rouse.

Jan. 1747/8 by William Pepperrell and Peter Warren. Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury about the imprest accounts for the siege of Louisbourg. Schedule of expenses included.

Jan. 1747/8 by Peter Warren and William Pepperrell. Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury about the imprest accounts for the siege of Louisbourg. Schedule of expenses included.

26 Jan. 1747/8 by Samuel Waldo. Letter to William Pepperrell. Concerns conduct of military appointments and business.

30 Jan. 1747/8 by Andrew Pepperrell. Memorandum of agreement with Stephen Moody to lathe and plaster Pepperrell's house.

12 Feb. 1747/8. Articles of capitulation at Grand Pre, signed at Grand Pre [in French].

20 July 1748 by John Henry Bastide. Letter to William Pepperrell.

2 Aug. 1748 by John Shirley. Discusses chances of peace, disposition of Louisbourg, and course of recruiting officers.

3 Mar. 1748/9 by Capt. Peter Kenwood. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Topsham.

Box 3Folder 14digitized
digitized1751-1754

18 Jan. 1750/1 by Nathaniel Sparhawk. Letter to Benjamin Colman regarding business matters; refers to their bad luck in a slaving venture.

9 Mar. 1750/1 by William Willey and Co. Discusses Capt. Raitt's account and further business solicited from Pepperrell's children. [Response, 20 June 1751, included.]

20 June 1751 by William Pepperrell. Letter to William Willey about Capt. Raitt and death of Pepperrell's son Andrew. [Attached to 9 Mar. 1750/1 letter.]

19 July 1751 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Secretary Willard about Indian threat to county. Declines to attend peace treaty meeting. Written from Kittery.

23 July 1751 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Henry Flynt about Pepperrell's son Andrew's death.

25 July 1752 - 20 Aug. 1752 by Henry Atkinson. Bill of exchange to Capt. Jonathan Snelling.

2 Mar. 1752/3 by Robert Furness. Letter to William Pepperrell about paying debt.

2 Aug. 1753 by Joseph Newmarch. Letter to William Pepperrell about debt to government.

22 Mar. 1754 by Benning Wentworth. Letter to William Shirley. Written from Portsmouth.

Box 3Folder 15digitized
digitized1755-1756

8 May 1755 by John Kemp. Letter to William Pepperrell soliciting business for Cadiz, Kemp, Pickern and Co., London.

23 Mar. 1756 by Henry Barter. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recorded by Moulton.

20 Apr. 1756 by Jeremiah Moulton. Letter to William Pepperrell. Concerns military matters. Written from York.

25 Aug. 1756 by John Storer. Letter to Jeremiah Moulton about travel of "neutral French" through the county. Written from Wells.

3 Sep. 1756 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Kenwood. Written from Boston.

Mar. 1756 - Oct. 1756 by Massachusetts Bay Committee of War. Account of expenses in buying artillery and other stores paid by the Committee of War. [Filed under Oct. 1756.]

29 Dec. 1756 by William Pepperrell. Rough draft to Peter Kenwood. Written from Kittery. [Attached to 3 Sep. 1756.]

Box 3Folder 16digitized
digitized1757

2 Feb. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Peter Kenwood. Written from Kittery.

9 Mar. 1757 by Charles Lawrence. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

23 Mar. 1757 by Mary Barter. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recrd. by Moulton.

23 Mar. 1757 by Daniel Moulton, Registrar. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recrd. by Moulton.

23 Mar. 1757 by Benjamin Parker. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recrd. by Moulton.

23 Mar. 1757 by Mary Parker. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recrd. by Moulton.

23 Mar. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Deed of land in Kittery, Me., by Barter to Pepperrell. Signed by Henry and Mary Barter. Wit. by B. & M. Parker. Recrd. by Moulton.

12 June 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to John Calcraft. Written from Boston.

4 July 1757 by Christopher Kilby. Letter to William Pepperrell from Greenwich, N.Y. Discusses putting his schooner into government service and news of its activity.

6 Aug. 1757 by Massachusetts Bay Governor. Order from Thomas Pownall to Williams and others to march men under their command to the western frontier. With letter bearing same date.

6 Aug. 1757 by Thomas Pownall. Order from Thomas Pownall to Williams and others to march men under their command to the western frontier. With letter bearing same date.

12 Aug. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to John St. Clair. Copy.

14 Aug. 1757 by Nathaniel Wheelwright. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

15 Aug. 1757 by Daniel Epes. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Danvers.

15 Aug. 1757 by William Lawrence. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Groton.

15 Aug. 1757 by Moses Marcy. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Sheffield.

16 Aug. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Moses Marcy. Written from Springfield.

17 Aug. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to James De Lancey. Written from Springfield.

16 Dec. 1757 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Adm. Charles Knowles asking preference for Christopher Tyler in Royal Navy. Written from Kittery.

Box 3Folder 17digitized
digitized1758

1758 by Philip Durell. Memorandum to Hector McNeill about ships' signals.

3 Apr. 1758 by John Blake, et al. Petition of Blake and other soldiers at Fort Halifax to the General Court regarding pay and discharge of service.

26 June 1758 by John Appy. Letter to Benning Wentworth about General Abercrombie moving up to the lake.

22 July 1758. Petition about protection of inhabitants of Windham, Me. Signed by Evans, Hunnewell, Crague, Elder, Stevens, Anderson, Mugford, Chase, Manchester, and Stacy.

22 July 1758 by Abraham Anderson. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Peter Chase. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Hugh Crague. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by William Elder. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Nathaniel Evans. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Zerubbabel Hunnewell. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Stephen Manchester. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Robert Mugford. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by John Stacy. Petition about protection of land.

22 July 1758 by Jonathan Stevens. Petition about protection of land.

18 Dec. 1758 by William Pepperrell. Written from Kittery.

Box 3Folder 18digitized
digitized1759

[1759] by John Osgood. Letter states that Osgood had obeyed the orders of Thomas Pownall of 13 Mar.

13 Feb. 1759 by William Shute, 2nd Viscount Barrington. Informs Pepperrell of his promotion to rank of lieutenant general.

19 Mar. 1759 by William Brattle. Orders from Thomas Pownall to Pepperrell. Signed also by Wm. Brattle. [Printed form filled out.]

19 Mar. 1759 by Massachusetts Bay Governor. Orders from Thomas Pownall to Pepperrell. Signed also by Wm. Brattle. [Printed form filled out.]

19 Mar. 1759 by Thomas Pownall. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from Boston.

19 Mar. 1759 by Thomas Pownall. Orders from Thomas Pownall to Pepperrell. Signed also by Wm. Brattle. [Printed form filled out.]

30 Mar. 1759 by William Pepperrell. Letter to Thomas Pownall. Written from Kittery.

10 Apr. 1759 by Humphrey Chadbourne. Receipt for 78 men for the invasion of Canada. [Located with letter of 15 Aug. 1757 from William Lawrence.]

11 Apr. 1759 by Jeremiah Moulton. Letter to William Pepperrell. Written from York.

Box 3Folder 19digitized
digitized1760-1766, 1770

16 June 1760 - 21 July 1760 by William Gerrish. Memoranda about marching his men in the vicinity of Lebanon.

18 July 1760 by Thomas Bell. Order from Bell to Capt. Hector McNeill to sail to deliver cattle to Lord Colvill in the St. Lawrence River. Written from Boston.

28 Feb. 1766 by Barlow Trecothick and others. Letter by Trecothick and others to their American correspondents on the repeal of the Stamp Act.

3 Nov. 1766 by John Monkhouse. Account of John Wentworth for clothing.

Box 3Folder 20digitized
digitized1769-1772 (financial sheets)

22 Aug. 1769 - 5 Jan. 1770 by British Commissioners of Customs in America, Salem and Marblehead. Account of incidents paid and allowed the board, etc. Filed under 1770.

10 Apr. 1770 by British Finance. Account of cash in the King's Chest.

4 July 1770 by Daniel Lyman. Oath that David Wooster had no other employment than of reduced captain in Pepperrell's regiment. Sworn before Daniel Lyman.

4 July 1770 by David Wooster. Oath that he had no other employment than of reduced captain in Pepperrell's regiment. Sworn before Daniel Lyman.

May 1770 - Oct. 1771 by British Finance. Account of Richard Routh with the King's Chest. Filed under 1771.

[1769-1772?] by British Finance. Account of incidents paid and allowed by the board. Filed under 1772.

[1769-1772?] by British Finance. Sundry short payments to be charged in the comptrollers' books being omitted - from short payment. Filed under 1772.

22 Aug. 1769 - 5 July 1772 by British Finance. Memoranda to be used in examination of the accounts of the King's Chest. Filed under 1772.

May 1769 - May 1772 by British [Commissioners of Customs in America, Salem and Marblehead?]. Account of office rent. Filed under 1772.

22 Aug. 1769 - Nov. 1772 by British Finance. "General state of duties voucher." Filed under 1772.

22 Aug. 1769 - 19 Nov. 1772 by British Finance. State of the King's Chest by the comptroller's account. Filed under 1772.

Box 3Folder 21digitized
digitized1772 - New Hampshire land dispute

[1772]. Pertains to N.H. land grant dispute, with reference to N.Y. and N.H. boundaries.

1620-1770 [1772]. Chronological extracts of N.H. and N.Y. land papers. Pertains to land dispute. Filed under 1772.

Box 3Folder 22digitized
digitized1772-1782

20 Jan. 1772 by Isaac and Katherine Heard. Letter thanks Harrison Gray, Treasurer of Mass., for aid to a friend and giving him news of his son. Written from College of Arms, London.

4 Sep. 1773 by William Gravenor. Documents relating to a debt owed by Anthony Gwyn of Newburyport to Gravenor of Bristol. 3 documents.

24 Feb. 1775. List of persons discharged from...the public stations.

23 Aug. 1778 by Le Count de Broues. In French.

30 Nov. 1778 by [Hopley] Yeaton. Letter to Major General John Sullivan.

28 Sep. 1779 by Ebenezer Hazard. Letter with extracts of letters from John Cotton (1661-1706) to John Cotton, his father, 1683; from Joshua Moody to Cotton, 1683-1685.

21 Dec. 1781 by Nehemiah Emerson. Letter to his father at Haverhill.

6 Jan. 1782 by Nehemiah Emerson. Letter to his father.

Box 3Folder 23digitized
digitizedn.d., Copies of papers, 1579-1846

1579-1846. Copies of papers (genealogical notes, extracts of letters). 1 folder.

Preferred Citation

William Pepperrell papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

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Persons:

Auchmuty, Robert, d. 1788.
Bastide, J. H. (John Henry), ca. 1700-ca. 1770.
Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747.
Cutter, Ammi Ruhamah.
Oliver, Andrew, 1706-1774.
Pepperrell, William, 1646-1734.
Pepperrell family.
Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
Shirley, William, 1694-1771.
Shute, Samuel, 1662-1742.
Sparhawk, Nathaniel, b. 1715.
Tyng, Edward, 1683-1755.
Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759.
Warren, Peter, Sir, 1703-1752.
Wendell, Jacob, 1691-1761.
Wheelwright, John.

Subjects:

Louisbourg (N.S.)--History--Siege, 1745.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--To 1775.
Merchants--Maine.
Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston.
Real property--Maine.
United States--History--King George's War, 1744-1748.