Description[Thomas Penn] Contemporary Copy of a Letter (Unsigned) concerning the raising of troops in Colonial America to serve in the British Army during the War of the Austrian Secession (1740-1748). One page, 7.5" x 9.75", Philadelphia, September 10, 1740, entitled "Extract of a Letter from Thomas Penn to Mr. Paris." With smoothed folds.
In part: "You will find the Scheme for raising Men in America had had a very good Effect, and I believe about 4600 will be carried from these Colonys; And tho this Province cannot furnish the Number my Lord [John] Monson proposed, yet, the Eight Companys are a considerable Number, & are now compleat. . . . We have Eight Ships ready for their Embarkation. . . . And I hope, when they come to the Place of Rendevous, our Batalion will make as good a Figure, as any of Our Neighbors." With docketing on the verso of the document.
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