Description[French and Indian War]. Group of Two Edward Shippen III Autograph Letters Signed. The earlier of the two, dated March 2, 1758, is addressed to his son, Col. Joseph Shippen, who was fighting in the French and Indian War, in part: "I hear Lord Landoun has lately demanded 800 men of this Province, wherefore all of Provincials are to be kept up. Take Care of the Indians. Cunning Dogs." Folds are weak with separation; the main vertical fold is detached.
In the second letter, dated April 28, 1773, Shippen again writes to his son, Joseph, regarding business matters. Unevenly toned with chipped edges. The text remains very bright. Edward Shippen III (1703-1871) was a prominent merchant and one time mayor of Philadelphia. He was one of the founders of Princeton University and the American Philosophical Society.
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