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    Sir William Pepperrell Autograph Letter Signed "Wm. Pepperrell." One page, 8.25" x 5.5", "Piseataqua in N. England," July 30, 1737. The future hero of Louisbourg thanks "Mr. Dominique Reacechea [?]" for "your kind offer of serving me." This early American document with a rare signature contains some minor stains, tears along the lower edge, and small holes in text. Near fine condition.

    Sir William Pepperrell, 1st Baronet (1696-1759) of Massachusetts was an American colonial merchant and an active colonial military leader later during the 1740s and 1750s. In 1745, during King George's War, he led a successful Massachusetts expedition against the French colony of Nova Scotia, capturing Fortress Louisbourg after a six-week siege. Accolades and promotions followed. A decade later during the French and Indian War, Pepperrell (spelling varies) commanded the defense of the colonies, raised troops, and acted as Massachusetts' governor in 1757. Two years later, he was promoted to lieutenant general, the first American to be given that position. Regretfully, he died within months of the promotion.


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