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    [French and Indian War] Archive of Autograph Letters Signed. Eight letters, various sizes (8vo-4to) and lengths, written from Boston, Massachusetts, ranging in date from August 1758 to September 1761. They are all signed "William Gordon" and written to Andrew Bettis, his brother-in-law, in Chelmsford. No postal markings, as all were hand carried. Personal letter contents, including, from a letter dated August 8, 1758, "We have not heard of the Surrender of Cape Britton as yet but daily expect it. The Admiralls Hawke, Osborn & Saunders has taken 10 or 12 sail of French men of war and some transports & Commodore Marsh on the Coast of Guinney has taken five sail of French men of war...." Also included in this lot is a document of accounts in the hand of William Gordon dated 1758, and an autograph letter signed "Agnis Gordon" (also to Bettis) dated 1769. Expected folds, toning, and edge roughness, else generally very good condition, all bold and legible.

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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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