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    Right before the French and Indian War, James Blake writes a letter of impressment to protect the Eastern Frontier

    French and Indian War Autograph Letter Signed, "Richard Blake", one page, 8.5" x 7.25", Wrentham, Massachusetts, April 24, 1745, written to "Capt. Baruch Pond". In full: "By virtue of a warrant from his Excellency the Governor to me of the twenty third instant you are hereby ordered forthwith to impress for his majesty's service in the Eastern Frontiers five able bodied affective men out of the Military Company in Wrentham under your command to be well armed and appointed, and deliver the said men into the hands of Captain Jonathan Bane or such person as he shall direct to receive them at the house of Lieut. Pelatiah Mans in Wrentham on Saturday next at one of the clock in the afternoon: or some other time as he can attend. For which this shall be your warrant. Given under my hand and seal at Wrentham April ye twenty fourth 1745 in the eighteenth year of his Majesties Reign". The largest and most significant of the "Colonial Wars", the French and Indian War was started by fur traders and land speculators wanting to expand beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Although British soldiers bore the brunt of the fighting and Britain had paid most of the cost of this war, the contentious relationship between British and American soldiers sowed the seeds for the beginning of the American Revolution a decade later. This document is mounted to a larger board, still very good.

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