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A report written in September 1759 by a British army officer commenting on developments in the Seven Years War
(Catalogue ref: WO 55/283)
The whole Army of between ten and Eleven thousand men under General Amherst destin'd this way are all here except three Regiments disposed in the Communication for securing the Convoys which are almost up there being nothing left to bring but the Heavy Artillery and Powder, with the finishing of the flat bottom Vessells for the Transportation of Horses. Then the Army will begin to Embark on the Lake for Ticonderoga which in my opinion will be in about eight or ten days. Major Gen.l Wolfe with the Fleet and Troops Sailed from Louisburg for the River St Lawrence the 6th of last month. Brigadier Prideaux with his Army of about 5000 Men arrived at Oswego the 26th Ult.o and Brigadier Stanwix is on his March towards Fort Pitsburg on the Ohio.
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