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Document ReferenceBK 6/1/2/1/2
TitleNews sent from the Admiralty office to Captain John A. Bentinck (in English); 7 Sep. [1759]
Date7 September 1759
Extent1 f
LevelPiece
Content DescriptionNews of the surrender of a French garrison to Sir William Johnston [Johnson] on 24 Jul. 1759. Provides brief details of events at the Battle of La Belle-Famille [in North America, part of the French and Indian War] under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Massey. Details of casualties and prisoners taken.

News of General [Jeffrey] Amherst's assult upon the French at Lake Champlain, and General [James] Wolfe's invasion into Quebec.

Also news from the Dutch mail about the King of Prussia's army. States that "the French continue to fly from the victorious Ferdinand whose army is obtaining every day some fresh advantage" [Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Lüneburg].
LanguageEnglish
Termbattles, Battle of La Belle-Famille 1759
wars, French and Indian, 1754-1763
military campaigns, North America

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA98Bentinck; John A. (1737-1775); Count Bentinck; captain; grandson of 1st Earl of Portland; son of William 1st Count Bentinck1737-1775
NA317Amherst; Jeffrey (1717-1797); 1st Baron Amherst; Field Marshall1717-1797
NA322Wolfe; James (1727-1759); Major General1727-1759
NA80228Ferdinand (1721-1792); Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg; son of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg; German-Prussian field marshal during Seven Years War1721-1792
NA80229Johnson; William (c.1715-1774); 1st Baronet; Anglo-Irish official of the British Empire.c.1715-1774
Places
CodeSet
PL2360/Gibraltar
PL15547/Quebec/North America
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