Saco [Maine]: May 21 1722.
1p., pen and ink on paper, docketing on verso. 6 x 3.5 inches. Old folds, very good. Item #305569
Written on the eve of Dummer's War from the frontier of what is now Maine, reading: “Capt. Peprell Sr plaise to pay unto Mr. John Brown on order of ten shillings and place it in act of fr your Humble svt Henry Gilbert"
Sir William Pepperell (1696-1759) was born in Kittery, Maine, then still a part of the Province of Massachussetts Bay. A merchant and colonial soldier, Pepperell is most notable for financing and leading the expedition against Fortress Louisburg during King George’s War, in 1745. The names Henry Gilbert and John Brown are both mentioned in Pepperell’s correspondence, in the Pepperell Collection, at the Portsmouth Athenium.
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