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Fortress of Louisbourg
Fortress of Louisbourg
Manuscript Group 18
(A - France - Originals and Photostats)
- Letter 1, July, 18, 1755. Despatch of Rouillé to Neuilly. Reference to arrival of M. Salvert at Louisbourg. Partly in code.
- Letter 2. This letter is in Code.
- Letter 3. No reference to Louisbourg.
- Letter 4. This letter is partly in code. There are no references to Louisbourg in the section not in code.
- Letter 5. No references to Louisbourg.
- Letter 6. Almost entirely in code.
- Letter 7. No reference to Louisbourg.
- Letter 8. No reference to Louisbourg.
- Letter 9. In code.
- Letter 10. No reference to Louisbourg.
There is nothing relating to Louisbourg in this one page treaty.
Nothing relating to Louisbourg. Descriptions of settlements and the countryside around Tadoussac and Malbaye. (Original)
Letter Book, Robert and John Sanders,
Albany:1742-1743, 1752-1758: (Photostat)
1. Reference to Moses Franks of London. (fur merchants).
2. Messrs. Jacob and Abraham Wendell (cousins of Robt. and John Sanders) New York merchants.
3. John Thomlinson, agent of the Committee of War in London of Portsmouth in New England.
4. Thomlinson and Hanbury, Charles Apthorpe are mentioned.
5. John Thomlinson and Hanbury are merchants in London.
6. Mr. George Saul, agent of Wm. and Richard Baker in London.
7. May 25, 1758, page 247, Robert Sanders to Moses Franks. Dated Albany. Various London merchants are mentioned all of whom were Louisbourg contractors (Messrs. Goldfrap and Syme, Messrs. Thomlinson, Hanbury, Nesbitt and Colebrook, merchants in London.) There are no direct references to Louisbourg.
[This letter book should be consulted by anyone working on trade with Louisbourg]
E 15 Emanuel Grespel, Voyages, 1728-1738:
There are no references to Louisbourg here (original)
3. E 16 Jacques Abgrall: (original)
4. E 29 11 4.
5. F 7
MG 18 F 8
1. This collection consists of transcript copies of the private letter book of Paul Mascarene while Governor of Nova Scotia, 1742-1753. A total of 20 items was collected.
2. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics are being discussed:
3. Most of the references to Cape Breton refer to it as the base of attacking forces which are launched against Nova Scotia. Thus the references are seldom long and never give any details of the town or fortifications of Louisbourg. However useful details of the conduct of Duvivier's detachment at Annapolis Royal are given.
F 8 Paul
Private letter book while Gov. of Nova Scotia 1742-1753, (transcript)
6. Dec. 1, 1743, pp 15-19. Letter from Mascarene to the Secretary of State concerning the possibility of a rupture with France. Mentions illegal trade with, and threat posed by Cape Breton.
7. pp.19-20, May 21, 1744, Letter from Mascarene to Shirley; Threat of attack and privateering from Louisbourg.
8. p.22, June 2, 1744. Letter from Mascarene reporting hostile activity by Cape Breton French.
9. pp.23-25, May 26, 1744. Mascarene to Bastide concerning threat of French attack from Cape Breton, and preparations for same.
10. pp.25-27, June 4, 1744. Mascarene to Bastide reporting attack on Canso by French from Cape Breton.
11. pp.27-28, June 9. 1744. Mascarene to King Gould. Continued threat from French on Cape Breton.
12. pp.28-29, June 9, 1744. Mascarene to Phillipps on the Canso incident.
13. p. 29-31, June 9, 1744. Mascarene to Shirley on the Canso incident.
14. pp.31-33, June 9, 1744. Mascarene to Lords of Trade and Plantations and Secretary of State on the Canso incident and the continued French threat to Nova Scotia.
15. pp. 33-36, July 2, 1744. Mascarene to Sec. of State, reporting Canso incident and attack by Indians on Annapolis Royal.
16. pp. 36-37, July 4, 1744. Mascarene to Shirley on the Indian attack on Annapolis Royal.
17. pp. 37-38, July 4, 1744, Mascarene to King Gould on the Indian attack on Annapolis Royal.
18. p.40, July 26, 1744. Mascarene to Bastide on preparations for any further French hostilities against Annapolis Royal.
19. pp. 41-42, July 27, 1744. Mascarene to Secty. at War on possible help from Cape Breton for renewed attack on Annapolis Royal.
20. pp. 42-44, July 27, 1744. Mascarene to Lords of Trade and Plantations in regard to attacks on Canso and Annapolis Royal.
21. pp. 44-47, July 28, 1744. Mascarene to Shirley in regard to attack on Annapolis Royal. Louisbourg mentioned.
22. pp. 47-48, July 28, 1744. Mascarene to King Gould regarding possibility of invasion from Louisbourg.
23. p 50, Sept.22, 1744, Mascarene to Lords of Trade and Plantations and Parl. Secretary of War. Reports party from Louisbourg to be at Chiquecto.
24. pp. 50-51, 1744, undated. Mascarene to Shirley. Fear of renewed French attack from Louisbourg.
Letters from Nova Scotia
MG 18 F 9
1. This collection consists of transcripts of extracts printed in "Whitworth's Magazine", Manchester, giving news and opinions sent by persons in Nova Scotia and elsewhere to correspondents in England. No correspondent is identified by name.
2. A total of 6 items was selected.
3.The references to Louisbourg may be divided under the following heads:
4. One of the letters, supposedly from one of the principal engineers employed at Cape Breton in 1745, gives a detailed account of the numbers of artillery pieces and embrazures in the various batteries at Louisbourg. There are few other references to the fortifications. The abovementioned letter was printed in the magazine issued 30 July 1745.
Letters from Nova Scotia, 1745-1751 -
Extracts from Whitworth's, Magazine, Manchester (transcript)
25. pp 5-6, Printed July 30, 1745. Extract of a letter from an engineer at the surrender of Cape Breton on 17 June 1745. Contains some details of Louisbourg fortifications.
26. pp. 7-11, Printed Sept. 10, 1745. Letter concerning the advantages to England of the possession of Cape Breton. Unsigned.
27. pp. 12-14, Printed August 22, 1749. Further considerations on the value of Cape Breton.
27A. pp. 17-24, 12 September, 1749. Copy of a letter from a settler in Nova Scotia to his friend in London telling of the arrival of troops from Cape Breton and describes the beginnings of clearing and construction at Halifax.
27B. pp. 45-47, 21st August. Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Halifax to his friend in Boston, giving an account of expeditions against the French, the Acadian attitude and the progress of Halifax.
27C. pp. 51-52, 21 May. Extract of a letter telling of a Captain Beckett's difficulties in the area around Louisbourg.
Charles Morris "A Brief Survey of Nova Scotia"
MG 18 F 10
1.This collection consists of Morris's "Brief Survey of Nova Scotia" with an account of French efforts to recapture it. It is unsigned and without date, but was probably written in 1748 by Charles Morris, government surveyor. It is a photostat of the original in the Royal Artillery Library, Woolwich, England. A total of four items was collected.
2. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics are being discussed:
3. Information in pp. 77-96 and 98-107 throws interesting light on the trade carried on by Louisbourg prior to 1745.
4. References are made to the fortifications at Louisbourg, but they are brief, incidental, and lacking in detail.
"A Brief Survey of Nova Scotia." (Photostat)
120. pp. 10-12, 1748. Charles Morris. Reference to repairs being carried out at Louisbourg. (Chap. l.)
121. pp. 13-60, 1748, Charles Morris, Chap.2. Account of the French attempts to take Nova Scotia from the spring of 1741. Numerous references to Louisbourg.
122. pp.77-96, 1748, Charles Morris, Chap.5. Description of the French inhabitants of Nova Scotia. Several references to Louisbourg and Cape Breton.
123. pp.98-107, 1748, Charles Morris. Concluding chapter. References to Louisbourg. (fishing, trade, strength).
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748.
Contemporary copy. Preliminary agreements and diplomatic correspondences
28. pp. 123-127, Article 9 of a proposed Treaty includes the restitution of Cape Breton to the French with all the artillery, munitions, etc. found there at its reduction.
29. pp.189-192. Preliminaries - De Par Le Roy. Reference to Ile Royale.
30. pp.193-196. Preliminaries - reference to Ile Royale.
31. pp. 199-203. 17th-28(?) November, 1748. Letter of Newcastle to Thos. Hopson regarding the return of Cape Breton complete with the artillery.
32. Treaty, pp. 1-79: p.19. Restitution of Ile Royale to the French.
MG 18 F 12
The Pichon papers are divided into the following groups:
2. The Vire Collection consists mainly of memoirs, notes and extracts from correspondence bearing upon Acadia. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics were being discussed:
There are very few concrete references to the town of Louisbourg or its fortifications. The one exception is the "Note relative à la fortification d'une ville Louisbourg." which gives some details of the fortifications. Otherwise Louisbourg is referred to indirectly in documents whose main concern is with one of the above topics. An interesting description of the mission at Louisbourg is contained in "Tableau de 1'état actuel des missions ... dans la partie meridionale de la Nouvelle France."
3. The Halifax Papers: Photostat of correspondence between Pichon and British officers at Halifax, with memoranda and reports, 1754-1755. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics were being discussed:
There are several references to the fortifications at Louisbourg, notably pp. 7-8, pp.9-19, pp. 108-109. Louisbourg is often mentioned as the channel through which orders flow to Beauséjour, as a base for Le Loutre's operations. Most of the references, however, are of little use in collecting details of the fortifications. The letters of Pichon often contain extracts of letters and orders from others, especially Le Loutre.
4. History of Cape Breton: This collection consists of five letters written in both French and English. They were published anonymously by Pichon in 1760 under the title "Lettres et Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle, civile, et politique du Cap Breton, etc." All the material in the first four letters concerns Cape Breton, while the fifth appears to deal only with Isle St. Jean. Details of Louisbourg and its fortifications are given in the first letter, and subsequent letters contain descriptions of the physical features of Cape Breton, its centres of Population, suggestions regarding its defence, and narratives of its political history.
F 12 Pichon Papers
Series 1 Vire Collection: (transcript)
33. pp. 1-13, Undated. Letter from Pichon to Mme Beaumont. Reviews his services to France in North America. Several references to Louisbourg
34. pp. 17-42, 1755-1756. Account for a variety of merchandise sold by Michael Francklin for Thomas Pichon in Halifax.
35. pp.50-92, No date. Remarks and observations on the navigation from France to Quebec etc. Mentions Cape Breton several times in the first few pages.
36. pp. 103-104, No date. Note on Cape Breton's topographical features. Includes a list of officers under la Martinière.
37. pp. 166-178, 1751. Price list for provisions, munitions, and merchandise which will be sent to Beauséjour.
38. pp. 179-193, 1753(?), Supplication from the inhabitants of Beauséjour to M. Rouillé, Ministre de la Marine, for supplies and provisions. Louisbourg mentioned several times.
39. pp.203-207, Sept. 9. 1751. No reference to Louisbourg. Notes on Halifax, Ile St-George.
40. pp.210-212, July 1751. Proposal for an establishment at la Brador, made by de Villejouin, commandant of Port Toulouze. Mentions communications with Louisbourg.
41. pp. 2l3-216, 1751. Note on the motives of the savages for continuing the war against the English. Mentions Louisbourg and Cape Breton.
42. p.233, No date. Notes on the fortifications at Louisbourg.
43. pp. 234-236, May 8, 1753. Letter from Pichon at Louisbourg concerning the threat to Cape Breton and the means for its defence.
44. pp. 237-239, 1753. Description of Halifax. No reference to Louisbourg.
45. pp. 245-265p 1753. Description of the French missions in New France. Includes details of mission and establishment of the Soeurs de la Congregation at Louisbourg.
46. pp. 266-292, 1753-1754. Reference to Louisbourg, p. 273 - Letter of Duquesne to la Martinière, Oct.25, 1753.
47. pp. 293-295, Feb. 1, 1754. Letter to the Governor General on the situation of the refugies from Acadia who are at Beauséjour. Reference to disquieting news from English colonies. No reference to Louisbourg.
48. p. 306, undated. Offer to take supplies to Louisbourg in winter during the war. Unsigned.
49. pp. 318-322, Aug. 10, 1754. Letter from Abbé Dandin to Abbé le Loutre. Mentions Louisbourg.
50. pp. 333-340, Narrative off what took place at the capture of l'Alcide by the British fleet, June 8, 1755.
51. pp. 344-345, No date. List of French merchant ships brought to Halifax by the fleet of Admiral Boscawen.
52. pp. 346-347, No date (Oct. l, 1755?). Capitulation of the French troops at Beauséjour. Allowance for their transportation to Quebec or Louisbourg.
53. pp. 359-398, 1755. Observations on the conduct of the French in regard to the English colonies in North America, by Dr. Clark. Several references to Louisbourg.
54. p.400, January 22 1752. Letter from Pichon(?) at Louisbourg.
55. pp. 401-402, No date. Pichon to le comte de Raymond.
Series 2 Halifax Papers (Photostat)
56. pp.2-3, No date. Memoire. Reference to Comte de Raymond and Ile Roya3.e.
57. pp. 4, Oct-10, 1753. Certificate for the engagement of Picbon to go as secretary to Louisbourg.
58. p.6, Oct.15, 1755(?), Letter from T.B. Tyrell to ...
59. p.7, 1754. Statement signed by T.T. on the condition of the town of Louisbourg in 1754.
60. pp.9-12, 1754. Memoir on the establishment of Beauséjour. (cf. Series 1, pp. 222-232) No Reference to Louisbourg in this memoire.
61. pp. 13-19, 1754. Reflections on the preceding memoir. Several references to Louisbourg when speaking of supply and priority.
62. pp.20-24, Sept.17, 1754. Tyrell to Capt. Scott. References to several officials from Louisbourg.
63. pp. 26-28, Sept. 23, 1754. Tyrell to Scott. Several brief references to Louisbourg.
64. pp.28-31, Oct. 14, 1754. Tyrell to Scott. Brief reference to the fortifications at Louisbourg.
65. p. 32, Oct. 18, 1754. T. Hussey to the commandant of Fort Lawrence. On the movement of natives from La Baie Verte towards Chibouktou.
66. pp. 34-35, Oct.28, 1754. Tyrell to Capt. Scott. Letter conveying news from France through Louisbourg.
67. pp. 36-39, Nov. 2, 1754. Tyrell to Scott. No reference to Louisbourg. Notes on Beauséjour, St-Jean river, Dandin, Indians.
68. p.40, Nov. 4. 1754. Hussey to Lawrence. No reference to Louisbourg. Notes on Indians.
69. pp. 50-57, Nov.9. 1754, Tyrell to Scott. Extracts from letter of Duquesne to Moyse (15 Oct.) and letter of 1'Evêque de Quebec to Moyse (12 or 15 Oct.). Note on Franquet.
70. pp. 60-63, Nov. 12, 1754. Hussey to Lawrence. Accusations against Pichon.
71. pp. 67-70, Nov. 18, 1754. Tyrell to (?) Reference to Louisbourg.
72. pp. 71-76, Nov. 18, 1754. Enclosed in previous letter. Various letters of Le Loutre and Dandin which Tyrell handed over to Scott. References to Louisbourg regarding the state of religion there and the difficulties of maintaining a secret correspondence with French Acadia, (pp.73-76)
73. pp. 79-82, Dec. 24, 1754. Reference to Louisbourg, p.82.
74. pp. 85-86, Dec. 31, 1754. Pichon to Scott, Dated Beauséjour. Reference to Louisbourg, p.85.
75. pp. 91-92, January 4, 1755. Letter from Tyrell. Mentions fortifications at and orders from Louisbourg.
76. pp.1 08-1099 Feb.,33 1755. Letter from Tyrell to Scott. Mentions reconstruction of Louisbourg fortifications.
77. p. 115, Feb. 14, 1755. Letter from Vergor du Cambon, commandant of fort Beauséjour to Capt. Husseys commander of Fort Lawrence. Regarding deserters. Mentions Louisbourg,
78. pp. 123-126, May 13, 1755. Letter from Tyrell to (?). Mentions Louisbourg - few vessels from France there.
79. pp. 129-130, May 31 1755, Letter from Drucourt to Governor Lawrence concerning seizure of schooner bound from Louisbourg to the port of the river St. Jean.
80. pp. 132-142, May 15 - July 7. 1755. Part of the journal of Pichon before during, and after the fall of fort Beauséjour. Several references to Louisbourg. (Drucourt, Prevost, troupes, vivres).
81. pp. 142-144, Aug. 9, 1755, Letter from Tyrell to (?). Several references to Cape Breton and Louisbourg. (provisions, garrison.)
82. pp. 146-149, Aug. 27, 1755. Tyrell to Hinshelwood. Regarding measures to be taken to avoid attack on Louisbourg.
83. pp. 158-159, Oct 14, 1755. Letter from Tyrell to (?). References to Louisbourg. (Prévost.)
84. pp. 160-162, Oct.9, 1755. Tyrell to (?). References to Louisbourg in connection with the mistaken belief that Pichon was bound for Louisbourg after the fall of Beauséjour.
Series 3 History of Cape Breton: 1760: (Transcript)
85. pp 1-14, Letter 1. Description of Cape Breton and Louisbourg, including details of fortifications.
86. pp.15-29, Letter 2. Contains detailed account of the topography of Cape Breton and mentions the centres of population and considerations of defence.
87. pp. 30-14, Letter 3. Detailed description of Port Toulouze, Isle Madame, and Petit Dêgrat. General information on Cape Breton.
88. pp. 46-63, Letter 4. Further description of the coast of Isle Royal. References to Louisbourg. Beginning of the description of Isle St. Jean.
89. pp. 64-80, Letter 5. Continuation of the description of Isle St. Jean.
90. pp. 81-94, Letter 6. List of various animals on Isle Royal and Isle St. Jean. Notes on their uses.
91. pp. 94-104, Letter 7. On the ways of the Indians.
92. pp. 105-115, Letter 8. Account of an Indian festivity.
93. pp. 115-129, Letter 9. Continuation of the Account of the ceremonial etc. of the Indians.
94. pp. 129-141, Letter 10. Conclusion of the discussion on the ways of the Indians.
95. pp. 141-154, Letter 11. On the government of Ile Royale.
96. pp. 154-168, Letter 12. On the government of Ile Royale (cont'd).
97. pp. 168-177, Letter 13. Commerce in Ile Royale and Ile St. Jean.
98. pp. 178-191, Letter 14. Commerce (cont'd).
99. pp. 192-200, Letter 15. Reflections and conjectures on Ile Royale. Proposal to render Louisbourg impregnable.
100. pp. 200-209, Letter 16. Concerning the war of the Indians against the English.
101. pp. 210-218, Letter 17. Personal opinions on the Treaty of Utrecht. Views on the origin of the present war.
102. pp. 218-232, Letter 18. Concerning war-like actions of the English on the boarders of New France after the peace of 1748.
103. pp. 232-248, Letter 19. Discussion of the causes of the war.
104. pp. 248-267, Letter 20. Account of the seizure of the ships Alcide and Lys by the English fleet under Boscawen. (See series 2, pp. 132-142 and series 1, pp. 333-340).
105. pp. 267-278, Letter 21. Comments on the war in Europe. Account of the events of 1757 concerning English approaches to Louisbourg.
106. pp. 278-296, Letter 22. Description day by day of the siege of Louisbourg, 1758
107. pp. 297-315, Letter 23. Continuation of the description of the siege from June 2l to July 26, 1758.
108. pp. 316-327, Letter 24. Imaginary conversation between the author (Pichon) and an Englishman on the subject of the Loss of Louisbourg to the French
MG 18 F 13
1. The section of this collection consulted consisted of photostats of the originals of photostats of the originals of 25 letters from Charles Lawrence, Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia, to Monckton, concerning the expedition against Beausejour, 1754-1755. These letters are selected from volumes 1 and 2 of the Vernon-Wager papers in the Library of Congress. 10 items were collected from this material.
2. The 10 letters analyzed date from 1 February to 26 August 1755. The references to Louisbourg may be divided under the following heads:
3. In none of the letters are the fortifications or town described. In most of the letters the reference to Louisbourg does not form part of the main topic of the letter.
4. The folio numbers given on the cards are those visible on small cards attached to the edges of the originals in the photostats. The page numbers are taken from the back of the photostat pages in the bound volume.
F 13 Lawrence, Charles. 1754-55. (Photostat)
109. pp. 16-18, Feb. 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton regarding the Beauséjour expedition. Mentions trade between New England and Louisbourg.
110. pp. 19-21, Feb. 16, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton. Reports absence of warships at Louisbourg.
111. pp.25-28, March 2, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton, reporting no warships at Louisbourg and provisions low there.
112. pp. 29-48, March 28, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton regarding the Beauséjour expedition. Mentions Louisbourg several times. (p. 36, p.38)
113. pp. 51-56, May 1, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton regarding the Beauséjour expedition. Mentions shortage of provisions at Louisbourg.
114. pp. 60-63, June 14, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton reporting weak state of Louisbourg garrison.
115. pp. 64-68, June 19, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton regarding French attack on Beauséjour from Louisbourg.
116. pp. 69-71. June 21, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton reporting English fleet off Louisbourg.
117. pp. 83-94, July 13, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton reporting presence of 1400 French troops at Louisbourg.
118. pp. 98-109, Aug.26, 1755. Letter from Lawrence to Monckton. Brief reference to Louisbourg.
119. ff 388-390, May 18, 1763. Sieur de la Rochette, Dated Southampton. Letter concerning French prisoners who are to be sent to France. These people were from Cape Breton and St. John's Island mainly. Enclosed is a list of names of former inhabitants of Louisbourg. (Original)
124. pp. 12-18, Oct.10, 1756. Chalmers Collection. (Photostat). Letter from John Collier to Earl of Halifax, complaining of handling of French ship taken off Louisbourg, spring, 1756.
125. pp. 19-27, Feb. 2. 1757. Letter from Lawrence to Halifax. Mentions possibility of attack on Nova Scotia from Louisbourg in 1756.
126. pp. 46-59, Oct. 72 1759 . Letter to Halifax from Lawrence. Mentions operations in Louisbourg in 1757.
127. pp. 60-69, August 6, 1757. Lawrence to Halifax, concerning military operations in the Nova Scotia region. Cape Breton and Louisbourg mentioned.
128. pp. 9-12, Oct.1757. Petition to Lawrence for better defences of Halifax. Mentions French threat from Louisbourg.
- pp. 16-17, Oct. 10, 1758. Letter accompanying Captain Morris Journal. Mentions Louisbourg.
G 1 La Jonquière, Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel, Marquis de
G 2 Vaudreuil Papers: Series 2.
There are no references to Louisbourg or Isle Royale. (typed copy)
G 8 Bigot, François: (Original letters)
129. 1748, Letter from François Bigot to David Gradis. Dated Rochefort, May 21. He does not expect he will be able to spend this year in Louisbourg, but hopes to be there next year. He will buy boats from the English at Louisbourg if he goes there.
130. May 15, 1752. François Bigot to David Gradis. Dated Quebec. He is going to Louisbourg on board the Renommée this summer.
131. Aug. 14, 1752. François Bigot to David Gradis. Dated Quebec. References to Louisbourg and his order to send supplies from there to Baye Verte.
132. Sept.8, 1752. Bigot to Gradis. Dated Quebec. References to Louisbourg.
133. Oct. 14 1752. Bigot to Gradis. Dated Quebec. Reference to Isle Royale
134. Oct. 26, 1752. Bigot to Gradis. Dated Quebec. Reference to furnishing Acadian posts with supplies from Louisbourg.
J 6 "Remarques et Observations pour la navigation do France à Québec."
Nothing relating to Louisbourg or Isle
made about 1750)
J 7 "Relazione, concernante lo stato del canada,
1751.": (French transcript)
135. p. 49. Reference to a fort constructed on Cape Breton in 1540 by Roberval.
136. pp.51-52. Section On communication with France via the St. John River and & note on Louisbourg.
137. p.72. Reference to Cape Breton.
138. p.81. Reference to Cape Breton.
J 8 Boucault, Nicholas Gaspard. Memoir: (Original)
139. p.2. 1754. reference to Isle Royalle regarding the boundaries of Canada.
140. p.7. 1754. Reference to Plaisance and Isle Royalle.
141. pp. 30-31. References to Isle Royalle and St. John's Island (1754.)
142. pp. 33-34. Fishing around Newfoundland etc.(1754.)
143. pp. 38-42. Entire section on the Grand Banks. No reference to Isle Royalle. (1754).
144. pp. 42-44. 1754. Entire section on the French settlements in Newfoundland.
145. pp. 45-48. 1754. Section on Isle Royalle.
146. pp.48-50. 1754. Section on Acadia.
147. pp.50-51. 1754. Passing references to Isle Royalle.
Pause, Charles do Plantavit, Chevalier do (Photostat):
148. pp. 1-4, 1755. Embarkation of troops at Brest. List of regiments and ships transporting them.
149. p. 10, 1755. Ships for Louisbourg. (April 3)
150. pp. 59-60. 1757. News of the Loudon Expedition against Louisbourg.
151. p. 63. 1757. Regiment of Berry sent to Quebec from Isle Royalle.
152. p. 118, 1757. News of the failure of the Loudoun Expedition.
153. pp.124-125, 1757. News of Louisbourg. (M. de Boisbert).
154. p.134. May 19, 1757. Flour, lard, corn and cod from Louisbourg.
155. p.136. 1758. News of the English attack on Louisbourg.
156. p.152. 1758. M. Boisbert after the fall of Louisbourg.
157. pp. 1-2. March 22, 1754."Mémoire des choses qui seront fournies aux Troupes de terre en Canada."
158. pp.25-34. 1757. Statement of affairs in Canada . Several brief references to Louisbourg. Prisoners to be brought to Louisbourg.
159. pp. 36-48. (1758?) Account of the capture of Fort George. Reference to English designs on Louisbourg and Quebec. [p. 36]
160. pp. 52-66. This account of the French expedition to Fort George contains one reference to Louisbourg and the regt. of Berry. (pp.58-59). 1757.
161. pp. 68-78. 1757(?). Plans for the coming campaign. Instructions will come via Louisbourg.(p.75).
162. pp. 82-84. 1757. Account of the events leading up to, and the capture of Fort George. Contains one reference to Louisbourg.(p.82).
163. pp. 120-127. 1759. Plan of defence of Canada. 12,000 men necessary for the English to garrison Louisbourg. (p.120).
164. pp. 159-169. 1759. Memoir written November, 1759. Reference to Louisbourg (p.169).
165. pp. 178-278. 1759. Report in the journal that Louisbourg retaken by the French and Halifax blockaded - news from two deserters, obviously false. (p.192).
166. pp.55-64. Complete account of the war. Reference to Louisbourg. (p.57). Reference to Isle Royalle. (p.59).
167. pp. 207-221. 1759(?). "Dissertation sur le Gouvernement." Reference to Louisbourg. (p.220).
J 10 Johnstone, James, Chevalier de, Memoirs, 1745-1760. (Typed copy)
168. pp. 277-306, ff.184-215. Johnstone's disgust at being sent to Isle Royalle, and a description of his stay there.
- "Guerre de l'Isle Royale et Siege de Louisbourg en 1758." has not been copied in this transcript.
169. p. 347. Passing reference to Louisbourg.
(This is not the same as the Journal of Chevalier Johnston - Quebec Literary and Historical Society.) (This memoir provides a most interesting glimpse of life at Louisbourg in the 1750's).
J 11 Memoirs of Louis Courville, written ca. 1760. (Photostat)
170. p.65, 1755. Reference to Beauséjour and men from Canada and Louisbourg.
171. p.69, 1755(?). Reference to Drucour, Governor of Louisbourg.
172. pp.71-72, 1755. Reference to the terms of capitulation of Beauséjour.
173. p. 37, 1758. Passing reference to Louisbourg.
174. p. 36. 1760. Passing reference to Louisbourg.
K 3 Correspondence of M. C. Lotbinière.
Series 1. Sweet Collection. (origins)
175. Letter # 3. Feb. 19, 1754. Letter of M. Galissonière to Lotbinière. Dated Paris. References to Louisbourg: fortification; repairs
176. Letter # 4. Letter of Franquet to (?). Dated Louisbourg. January 4 , 1755. Concerns the fortifications of I'Amerique Septentrionale.
177. Letter # 5, 1758-1759. Continuation of the journal of Lotbinière for the end of 1758. References to Louisbourg found under the following dates: Sept.8, 1758; Oct.25, 1758; Feb. 7, 1759; March 15,, 1759. References to sickness at Louisbourg, repairs etc.
178. 1758. '"Situation de la nouvelle france au mois de mai 1758." References to Louisbourg. (p.2).
Series 2. New York Historical Society Collection. (Photostat)
179 1752. "Remarques faites Dans le sejour que j'ai fait En 1752 dans le pays Mestin, et autres tournées que le séjour m'a occasionné." There is no reference to Louisbourg but it is a journal of a trip to Metz and deals mostly with fortifications.
180. July 25, 1753. Memoir by Franquet on changes in the fortifications at Quebec.
- Feb. 19, 1754. M. la Galissonnibèe to de Lotbinière. Reference to the cost of the repairs to the fortifications at Louisbourg and the adjudication of the accounts submitted for these repairs. (same as K 3, Series 1, Vol. 4, Letter # 3) Feb. 19, l754)
181. June 30, 1759. M. Bigot to M. de Lotbinière. Dated Quebec. Reference to shipping at Louisbourg.
182. Mar. 21, 1758. Vaudreuil to M. de Lotbinière. Dated Montreal. This letter concerns M. de la Ronde and his wish to leave Louisbourg.
K 4 Papers of Antoine Gabriel François Benoist. (Originals)
Nothing relating to Louisbourg.
K 7 Montcalm Papers
Letters from Montcalm, Lévis, Vaudreuil,
and de Montreuil to Bougainville, c.1759-1760.
No references to
Series 2. Letters. 1759.
Collection of the Marquis de Montcalm.
(Transcript of letters #3.)
183. pp.21-23, April 15, 1757. Montcalm to the Marquise de Boulay. Dated Montreal. Brief reference to Louisbourg.
184. pp.26-27, May 24, 1757. Montcalm to the Marquise du Boulay. Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg.
185. pp.29-30, Sept.13, 1757. Montcalm to the Marquise du Boulay. Dated Quebec. References to Louisbourg.
186. pp. 30-35, April 18, 1758. Montcalm to Marquise du Boulay. Dated Montreal. References to Louisbourg.
187, pp. 64-67, June 16, 1756. Montcalm to Madame de St. Véran (his mother) at Montpellier. Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg.
188. pp. 67-68, June 19, 1756. Montcalm to Mme. do St. Véran at Montpellier. Sent by way of Louisbourg. Dated Montreal.
189. pp.81-89, April 1, 1757. Montcalm to Mme. de St. Véran at Montpellier. Dated Montreal. News of events at Louisbourg.
190. pp. 89-94, April 16, 1759. Montcalm to Mme. la Marquise de Montcalm at Montpellier. Reference to Louisbourg.
191. pp. 98-100, August 19, 1757. Montcalm(?) to Mr. St. Laurens at Versailles. Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg and Loudoun.
192. pp. 102-108, Sept. 23, 1757. Montcalm to Mme. de St. Véran at Montpellier Dated Quebec. Reference to Louisbourg.
193. pp.108-113 Feb.19, 1758. Montcalm to his wife at Montpellier. Dated, Quebec. Reference to Louisbourg.
194. pp.113-115, April 10, 1758. Montcalm to (?). Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg (garrison).
195. pp.118-129, June 2, 1758. Moncalm to Mme. de St. Véran at Montpelier. Dated Montreal. References to Isle Royale, Louisbourg.
196. pp. 132-133, No date given. (April 1758?). Montcalm to Mme. de St. Véran at Montpellier. No place of writing. Reference to Louisbourg.
197. p.141, Oct.27, 1758. Montcalm to Mme. de St. Véran at Candiac. Dated camp at Carillon. Reference to Louisbourg.
198. pp.142-143, Oct. 27, 1758. Montcalm to Mme. Montcalm. Dated Carillon. Reference to Louisbourg.
"Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de ma vie." 1743-1756. (Photostat).
K 8 Lévis, François Gaston, Duc de Papers
198-1 ff. 77-79, Mémoire on the protection of the Fishery relative to the Treaty of Paris with regards establishing this fishery at St. Pierre et Miquelon
198-2 No pagination, Letter No. 16, 4 July 1757. A letter sent by courrier extraordinaire, Dated Montreal. The writer's name is not given but it is addressed to M. Le Chevalier de Lévis à Carillon. There is a reference to the arrival of troops in the squadron of M. du Bois de la Mothe who was at Louisbourg with nine ships of the line. Two frigates.
198-3 No pagination, Letter No. 46, 7 February, 1758. Montreal to M. Le Chevalier de Levis [de la Mothe??] The courrier of Louisbourg has brought the two letters of M. de Maras which I send to M de Vaudreuil, asking him to communicate them to you. The balance of the letter concerns Louisbourg news.
198-4 No pagination, Letter No. 54, 17 May [or April] 1758. [Montcalm] to M. Le Chevalier de Lévis. He sent last night by M. Martel news from France come by way of Louisbourg. The balance of the letter concerns European news.
198-5 No pagination, Letter No. 60, [7 October, 1757], Dated Quebec, unsigned letter [no writer or recipient]. A boat arrived from Louisbourg last night with 70 men of the Berry Regiment and "nous avons appris que Le coupe devant qui a endommagé Le Tonnant & l'abaraquise qu'on sauvera a été plus [dama...?] aux Anglais . The Tilbury has been destroyed - 250 men were saved and are now our prisoners. Another large ship has also perished. The French captured a "coursaire." The prisoners were in the expedition against Louisbourg but they [Louisbourg?] have received five vessels for re-enforcements with 3 months supplies with orders to attack the squadron at its departure. The 8000 men come from England are at Halifax bound London left the 17th August for to place the frontiers in a state of defence.
- Nothing about Louisbourg
198-6 Letter II, no pagination, 26 July 1756, F. Bigot to Lévis, Dated Montreal. The letter concerns matters concerning the Garrisons of Montreal, Chambley, St. Jean, etc. There is a passing reference to Louisbourg. They have just learned by a boat from Louisbourg that the English have a squadron there [off Scatarie] consisting of 2 ships of 60 guns, two of 40 or 50 guns, and two [Servent?]. This squadron has not blockaded the entrance to Louisbourg.
198-7 Letter XVIII, 10 July 1758, F. Bigot to Lévis, Dated Quebec. There is on section of this letter which concerns Louisbourg. A boat has arrived at Quebec which left Louisbourg the 18th of June. The English realize the importance of the Island battery, but they have lost 1000 men & their boats there. A man of war is to arrive there commanded by M. d'Aillebou. The English are making a battery at the Lighthouse opposite the Island Battery to cannonade it. This boat heard canon fire from Louisbourg all night.
198-8 Letter XX, 21 August, 1758, Bigot to Lévis, Date Quebec. There is a section on Louisbourg. The commandant at Port Toulouse on Isle Royale has sent a small boat to inform the people of Quebec of the situation at Louisbourg. He sends an extract of what has taken place there, which he finds better than that of this officer and has come from a man which the "munissionaire" has sent there to do some business. The captain of a "goelette" wjich he sent to Louisbourg the 25th July will soon bring replies to his letters to Drucourt to Prévost.
198-9 Letter 67, 13 May, 1760, Bigot to Lévis, Dated Montreal. He remembers "aussique lors du siege de Louisbourg en 1745 d'ennemi nous laissie [entrevoi?] des echelles qu'il portait derriere un rideau comme pour nous les cacher et que celle vues seule fatigue beaucoup la garnison pendant le siege."
- Nothing on Louisbourg
- Not at PAC - elsewhere
198-10 pp. 127-131 Journal of events? 20th June 1757. p. 130, à M. Mirepoix, dated Montreal - It appears that the enemy have formed the project of the siege of Louisbourg.
198-11 pp. 134-135, 20 June 1757, Dated Montreal, à M. de Mirepoix. The enemy are ready to carry all their forces to Isle Royale to lay siege to Louisbourg and heard Loudan, Governor of the English colony [Ne York] is to be in charge of this expedition. Considerable forces have already arrived from old England for to make the siege and are at Halifax. Only our naval force which has left Europe will be able to save this place and it is to be hoped they have left for Louisbourg, because if we have the misfortune to lose it, then it will be difficult to get help to Canada.
198-12 pp. 137-138, 4 July 1757, to Mag le Mal de Goiou
Papers brought back to France
by Bourlamaque after the fall of Canada.
198b ff 259 - Relation de la Campaigne du Canada Jusqu au aout 1757. Very passing insignificant reference to the intended English attack on Louisbourg or Quebec
198c ff. 1 - [f. 158] Reference to soldiers commanded by M. Hertel of Louisbourg
199. ff.7-10, July 9, 1757. Levis to Bourlamaque. Dated Quebec. Reference to the arrival of the squadron at Louisbourg.
200. ff.51-54, Sept.21, 1757. Levis to Bourlamaque Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg.
K 10 Bougainville Papers. (Transcripts)
201. pp. 22-31, June 30, 1757. Bougainville to Mme. Hérault. Dated Montreal. Reference to an English squadron on the Grand Banks and supposed siege of Louisbourg under Loudoun.
202. pp. 60-68, July(?) 1757. Bougainville to Mme. Hérault. Dated Quebec. Reference to Isle Royale and the British fleet etc.
203. pp. 77-79, Sept. 13, 1759. Montcalm to Mme. Hérault. Dated Quebec. Reference to Louisbourg.
204. pp. 87-90, Enclosure in a letter of Nov.1. 1757; Reference to Louisbourg.
205. pp. 110-119, Feb.20, 1758. Bougainville to Mme. Hérault. Dated Quebec. References to Louisbourg.
206. pp. 126-133, April 21, 1758. Bougainville to Mne. Hérault. Dated Montreal. Reference to Louisbourg.
207. pp. 142, Nov.8, 1758. Bigot to Bougainville. Dated Quebec. Reference to Louisbourg.
208. pp. 294-295, August 27, 1759. Vaudreuil to Bougainville. Nothing about Louisbourg but note that Vaquelin on the Richelieu. (Note that various letters here refer to M. Vaquelin, captain of the Aréthuse the famous frigate at Louisbourg, 1758. i.e. pp. 281-299; 316-318; 319-321).
- Nothing relating to Louisbourg.
- Nothing relating to Louisbourg.
209. f. 88, No date (1756?). Marginal notes regarding Isle Royale, M. Drucourt, etc.
210. ff.168-169, May 5. 1757. No reference to Louisbourg but describes the activities of Chevalier Johnson who was a famous Louisbourg character in the 1750's.
211. f.225, May 22, 1758. List of ships which arrived at Quebec . Some of them were at Louisbourg shortly after.
212. f. 31, July 14-24, 1758. Reference to the siege of Louisbourg.
213. f. 38, July 30, 1758. Mentions Louisbourg.
214. f. 42, August 3, 1758. Courier from Montreal brings news of Louisbourg.
215. ff. 366, July 22, 1757. References to Micmacks, Louisbourg.
216. pp. 145-147, Oct., 1756. News via Louisbourg. News from Halifax.
217. pp. 197-198, Feb. 1757. References to Boishébert and his Acadians going to Isle Royale.
218. p. 212, March, 1757. Reference to M. Hertel of Louisbourg in the French winter campaigns.
219. pp. 222-223, April 19, 1757. News from France via Louisbourg.
220. p.228, April 26, 1757. Reference to Isle Royale, de Boishébert, Drucourt.
221. p. 243, May 12-15, 1757. Reference to a ship destined for Louisbourg.
222. p. 245, May 16-20, 1757. Reference to Loudoun and the squadron to attack Louisbourg.
223. pp. 258-259, June 16, 1757. Reference to Boishébert and the Acadians and famine amongst them.
224. p. 260, June 16, 1757. Reference to the Loudoun expedition against Louisbourg.
225. pp.264-265, June 26-30, 1757. Loudoun expedition against Louisbourg, Vaudreuills intentions against Fort George.
226. pp. 269-270, July 2. 1757. Squadrons of De Beauffremont and of Dubois de la Mothe at Louisbourg carrying troops.
227. pp. 302-303, July 1757. Reference to Boishébert and Drucourt.
228. pp. 306-309, July, 1757. Reference to Isle Royale and the two battalions of Berry. Description of forces and fortifications at Isle Royale and Louisbourg.
229. pp. 370, August, 1757. News from Louisbourg.
230. pp. 397-398, Sept.1-10, 1757. News concerning Isle Royale (Boishébert, do la Motte.)
231. pp.398-401, Sept.10-22, 1757. Dispatches from Isle Royale; English and French fleets; criticism of governor of Louisbourg for sending away two battalions.
232. p.405, Sept, 22-25, 1757. States that there have been neither ships nor news from Louisbourg.
233. pp. 412-414, Oct. 14-15, 1757. Montcalm proposes to send two battalions to Louisbourg. Various other references to Louisbourg. (Squadron, provisions etc.)
234. p. 427, Feb. 27, 1758. Received news from Europe via Louisbourg.
235. pp. 431-432, March 13, 1758. Boishébert and a force of Acadians and Canadiens, etc. to make their way to Louisbourg.
236. pp. 433-434, March 19, 1758. Reference to an expedition against Louisbourg.
237. p. 441, May 1-12, 1758. English are occupied with the expedition against Louisbourg.
238. p. 445, May 16, 1758. News that Louisbourg will receive reinforcements too late.
239. pp. 449-450. May 25, 1758. News that ships and supplies have arrived in Louisbourg.
240. p. 455, June 2,1758. Brigantine from Louisbourg on the river.
241. p. 461, June 16, 1758, Arrival of a courier from Louisbourg.
242. pp. 470-475, June 26, 1758. Courier from Montreal. News of the siege of Louisbourg. (N.B.)
243. p. 484, July 3 1758. Reinforcements for Louisbourg.
244. pp. 540-543, July 27, 1758. Statement of the composition of the French and English forces in North America.
245. pp. 570-572, August 24-31, 1758. Passing references to Louisbourg.
246. pp. 575-576, Sept. 1, 1758. Brief reference to Louisbourg.
247.pp. 580-581, Sept.2-4, 1758. News of the fall of Louisbourg hard to believe.
248. pp.589-592, Sept. 6, 1758. Account of the terms of surrender of Louisbourg and Bougainville's comments on the capitulation.
249. p.601, Sept.24, 1758. Hopes for peace this winter.
250. pp.602-605, Sept.25-30, 1758. References to British troops at Louisbourg.
251. p.612, Oct.2, 1758. Reference to British troops returning to England from Louisbourg.
252. pp.621-626, Oct-4-12, 1758. Reference to inhabitants of Ile St. Jean. Comparison of Gaspé with Louisbourg.
253. pp.645-651, 1758? "Supplement et Correction au Journal." Account of the siege of Louisbourg, 1758.
K 12 Monsieur la Chevardière de La Grandville Papers
- Nothing relating to Louisbourg. (Photostat)
K 13 Jean-Nicolas Desandrouin, Journal of events in New France, 1756
- Nothing relating to Louisbourg. (Original)
K 14 Letters of Jean-Baptiste Darain: (Original)
254. pp.112-145, 1746. Journal of D'Anville's expedition to America.
L 1 Colville Papers, 1732-1764. (Photostat): (Memoirs)
255. p. 28, June 23, 1753. Anchored at Louisbourg; met Desherbiers examined harbour for anchor.
256. p. 34, June 8, 1755. Reports seeing the squadron cruising off Louisbourg 'Alcide" and 'Lys' both seized.
257. p. 36, August l6, 1757. Reports cruising off Louisbourg.
258. p. 36, August 20, 1757. Reports standing in Louisbourg harbour, saw 22 ships.
259. p. 38, Sept.17, 1757. Saw 18 ships sail into Louisbourg harbour.
260. p. 38, Sept. 24, 1757. Attacked by storm about 8 leagues SE of Louisbourg.
261. p.38, Nov. 13, 1757. Admiral received news or the departure of the fleet from Louisbourg.
262. p. 39, March 18, 1758. The 'Sutherland' came in to cruise off Louisbourg.
263. p. 39, April 5, 1758. Sailed with squadron (under command of Sir Ch. Hardy) to cruise off Louisbourg.
264. p. 39, June 8. 1758. Lost company with the squadron.
265. p. 39, June 14, 1758. Joined Admiral Boscawen's fleet off Louisbourg.
266. p. 40, July 26, 1758. Reference to the capitulation of Louisbourg.
267. p. 40, Aug. 14, 1758. Received on board 200 French prisoners; sailed for England; many sick.
268. p. 42, May 14, 1759. Arrived in Louisbourg. Rendez-vous there.
269. p. 42, May 15, 1759. The rest of Admiral Saunder's fleet came in.
270. p 42, June 2, 1759. Reports ice in the harbour of Louisbourg.
271. p. 42, June 3, 1759. Ice cleared.
272. p. 44, April 24, 1760. Ice and fog off Louisbourg.
273. p. 46, July 18, 1760. Arrival of Capt. Byron at Louisbourg.
274. p 47, July 31, 1760. Reinforcements sent to protect Louisbourg Transports on their way up the river.
275. p 47, Aug. 16, 1760. Dispatched orders to Capt. Byron at Louisbourg.
276. p. 48, Sept.22, 1760. Provided the garrison at Quebec with coal from Louisbourg.
277. p. 53, Aug. 8, 1762. 1500 Regulars and provincials in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.
278. p. 55, Sept. 8, 1762. Amherst joining Colville with troops from New York, Halifax and Louisbourg to dislodge the enemy.
279. p.57, Sept. 26, 1762. The 'King George' sailed with Louisbourg troops to Boston.
280. p.63, Oct.7, 1762. Sites Louisbourg on his route to Halifax.
281. p. 65, 1764. Refers to Britain's recent conquest of Cape Breton.
L 2 Murray; Alexander. (transcripts)
282. Neither date nor pagination. Part of the family tree of Alexender Murray, commander of the Grenadiers at Louisbourg and Quebec.
283. Sept. 20, 1759. Murray to his wife at Louisbourg. Dated Quebec. References to Louisbourg Grenadiers in Battle of Quebec.
284. June 18, 1761. Murray to Mrs. Murray. Dated Trois Rivières. Information on the whereabouts of various regiments at this time.
285. Copy of the Epitaph on the tombstone of James Wolfe Murray, 1759-1836. His father was Alexander Murray. James was born in Louisbourg.
286. 1749-1762. Record of Lt. Col. Alexander Murray's military service.
MG 18 L 4
1. Packets #1-13, 15 and 17 of the Amherst Papers were consulted. They consist mainly of correspondence, in transcript form, to Amherst from William Pitt, Lord Barrington, Charles Townshend, Lord Ligoniers and British officers and administrators in America - Admiral Boscawen, Wolfe, and Governor Pownall. More than 170 items were collected.
2. References to Louisbourg, and Cape Breton are most frequent in documents concerned with the 1756-9 period. After this period only incidental references are made, and refer mostly back to the 1758 siege ; these are found mainly in the Ligonier-Amherst correspondence. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics are being discussed :
a. Preparations for the siege (1758).
b. The siege of Louisbourg (July, 1758)
c. Drucour, Amherst Correspondence ... Articles of Capitulation (1758)
d. Letters of congratulation for the taking of Louisbourg
e. Orders for the demolition of the fortress of Louisbourg (1760)
3. The material n these manuscripts is concerned largely with the 1758 siege of Louisbourg - its careful preparations, building of fortifications, entrenchments, the actual siege, and the aftermath -- in a day-by-day account. Packet 4, which contains correspondence between Boscawen and Amherst, relates in very great detail the events between June 9 and August 27, 1758.
L 4 Amherst Papers (transcripts or Photostats)
287. p. 3, July 27, 1758. Drucour to Amherst asking for passports and the articles of capitulation.
288. p. 4, July 7, 1758. Camp before Louisbourg. Bastide, Webdell, and Charleton to Amherst in answer to Query regarding the hospital. (at Mahon). No reference to Louisbourg.
289. pp. 5-6, June 14, 1758. Drucour to Amherst asking for a reciprocal exchange of wounded soldiers.
290. p.7. June 24, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding wounded soldiers.
291. p.8. July 7. 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding example of hospital attack at Mahon. No reference to Louisbourg.
292. p.9, July 26, 1758. Drucour authorizing Maj. Loppinot to ask Amherst to suspend arms.
293. p.10, July 26, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding articles of capitulation.
294. p 11, July 27, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding article #4 of the articles of capitulation. (Porte Dauphine).
295. p.12, July 27, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding articles of capitulation.
296. p.13, July 26, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding a modification of terms. Written from Louisbourg.
297. pp. 14-15, July 26, 1758. Drucour (signed by); Articles of Capitulation.
298. pp.16-21, 1758, undated. Order before landing at Louisbourg, regarding attack by Amherst and Lawrence.
299. p.22, July 30, 1758. Letter from Drucour to Amherst asking permission for M. Boularderie to go to Labrador.
300. p. 23, July 31, 1758. Drucour to Amherst asking permission for the "religieux" of the hospital at Louisbourg to buy more supplies.
301. pp. 24-25, August 3, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding the separate articles of capitulation. Enclosure: demands agreed upon by Boscawen and Amherst.
302. p. 27, August 3, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding a favour for Mr. de Jarnage.
303. p. 28, August 4, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding a grenadier of the Bourgogne Regiment.
304. p. 29, August 7p 1758. Drucour to Amherst. Asks him for dinner with Wolfe and Lawrence.
305. p. 30, August 7, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding some wine.
306. p. 31, August 8, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding the treatment of his personal belongings.
307. p. 32, August 8. 1758. Drucour to Amherst asking for consideration of the French arms.
308. pp. 33-34, August 11, 1758. Drucour to Amherst. regarding the making of furniture from wood.
309. pp. 35-36, August 13, 1758. Drucour to Amherst regarding the letter of July 26 on the articles of capitulation.
310. p. 10, Sept. 2, 1758, Boscawen to Amherst wishing him fair passage home to England.
311. pp. 11-12, Sept.12, 1758. Windham congratulates Amherst.
312. pp. 13-14, Nov. 19, 1758. An account of that has passed in Europe since Amherst left it. Reference to the surrender of Louisbourg.
313. pp. 15-20, March 25, 1759. Letter from Ed. Mason to Amherst. Congratulations
314. pp.26-27, Feb. 25, 1760. Windham to Amherst. Mentions Amherst's victory again.
315. pp.7-8, Feb. 8, 1760. Pitt to Ed. Whitmore, Governor of Cape Breton with orders for the demolition of the Fortress of Louisbourg
316. p.11, June 9. 1758. Gabarus Bay, Boscawen to Amherst with orders regarding entrenchments.
317. p. 12, June 9, 1758. Orders from Boscawen (Gabarus Bay, 'Namur') to the Captains of His Majesty's ships regarding the landing of supplies.
318. pp. 13-14, June 10, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding the endeavour to prevent the escape of ships from Louisbourg.
319. pp.15-16, June 10, 1758. Enclosure in previous letter. Intelligence regarding the strength of the garrison and ships in harbour at Louisbourg.
320. p.17, June 11, 1758. Boscawen( 'Namur ') to Amherst. Prepartions for the siege of Louisbourg.
321. pp. 18-19, June 13, 1758. Boscawen ('Namur') to Amherst regarding provisions; Chas. Hardy.
322. pp. 20-21, June 14, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding drunkenness.
323. pp. 22-21, June 14, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding preparations for the siege.
324. p. 25, June 14, 1758. Proposals for building a wharf.
325. pp. 26-27, June 16, 1758, Boscawen to Amherst regarding the landing.
326. pp. 28-29, June 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding landing man and provisions and clearing the shore.
327. p. 30, June 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding the neglect of the officers in their work.
328. p. 31, June 17, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Asks him if he wishes fresh beef.
329. p. 32, June 17, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding landing.
330. p. 33, June 17, 1758, Boscawen to Amherst regarding the landing of artillery.
331. pp. 34-35, June 18, 1758. Boscawen ('Namur') to Amherst. Sending him a French prisoner.
332. p. 36, June 19, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding prisoners from the 'Echo'.
333. p. 37, June 19, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. regarding preparations.
334. p. 38, June 21, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Sending him 100 marines under Captain Collins.
335. p. 39, June 21, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding fish and landing on the following day.
336. p. 40, June 21, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Regarding detachment of marines.
337. pp. 41-42. June 23, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. preparations; provisions for Wolfe.
338. pp. 43-44, June 24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. Preparations.
339. p. 45, June 25, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. ships which have gone to Halifax.
340. pp. 46-47, June 25, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. preparations; Island Battery,
341. pp.48-49, June 26, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. preparations for the siege of Louisbourg.
342. p. 50, June 26, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. Landing.
343. pp. 51-52, June 27, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. landing.
344. pp. 53-54, June 29, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. ships sunk.
345. pp. 55-56, June 30, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. 'surprise' operations.
346. p. 57, July 1. 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re Wolfe's good spirits.
347. p.58, July 2. 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the 'surprise'
348. p. 59, July 2, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the return of Chas. Hardy, and the 'Squirrel'
349. p.60, July 2,, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the arrival of the 'Hind'
350. pp. 61-62, July 4, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. incident with French Indians.
351. p. 63, July 5, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Fog in the harbour stops firing.
352. p. 64, July 5. 1758. Boscawen to Amherst nails for the hospital, hay.
353. pp. 65-66, July 6, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. preparations; Wolfe; Grand Battery.
354. pp. 67-68, July 7, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. latest preparations.
355. pp. 69-70, July 7, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. French in Island Battery; 'Treaty of War.'
356. pp. 71-72, July 90 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the prisoners from the garrison at Louisbourg.
357 p.73, July 10, 1758.Boscawen to Amherst. Miners sent ashore.
358. p.74, July 10, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. fire near the town
359. pp. 75-76, July 11, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst showing impatience to hear the batteries on the right (Amherst's) against Louisbourg.
360. p. 77, July 12, 1758. at night. Boscawen to Amherst Bad weather makes the movement of guns difficult.
361. p. 78, July 13, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Surf bad; landing difficult.
362. p.79, July 14, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst recommending Mr. Webber to serve as a volunteer in his army.
363. p.80, July 14, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. complaints about provisions.
364. p. 81, July 14, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. provisions.
365. pp. 82-83, July 15, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. re landing of fascines.
366. p. 84, July 15, 1758. Commander Edleston (Blockhouse) to Boscawen. Regarding the need of a sail for a Magazine.
367. p. 85, July 15, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. orders of provisions.
368. pp. 86-87, July 15, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. preparations.
369. pp.88-90, July 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst Reports worst firing since they had been in Gabarus Bay. Death of Abercrombie.
370. p. 91p July 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. plans.
371. p. 92, July 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst regarding plans.
372. p.93, July 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst reporting that the French have sent away their women.
373. pp. 94-95, July 17, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. landing, transportation to White Point.
374. p. 96, July 18, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Gabions and fascines have been landed.
375. p.97, July 18, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. firing the previous night.
376. p.98, July 18, 1758. Letter from Wm. Saltonstalls Commissioner of the Royal Artillery to Admiral Boscawen. Regarding the completion of a Battery.
377. p. 99, July 20, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. landing under Capt. Lindsay.
378. p. 100, July 21, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. two deserters; deficiency of tools.
379. pp. 101-102, July 22, 1758. (Gabarus Bay). Boscawen to Amherst re. landings; batteries.
380. p.103, July 22, 1758. Boscawen to respective captains of His Majesty's squadron re. the need for a corps of miners.
381. p. 1A, July 22, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst wishing success to the Batteries.
382. p.2A. July 22, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. Wolfe's lack of cartridges.
383. p.3A, July 23, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. miners.
384. p.4A. July 24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re batteries. Notes that the 'Great Barrack' in the town has been burnt down.
385. p. 5A, July 25, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. expedition.
386. pp. 6-7A, July 25, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. plans for the evening to attack the French ships in the Louisbourg harbour.
387. p .8A, July 26, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst expressing joy in the successful capture of the Louisbourg harbour.
389. pp. 9-10A, July 27, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst Has received news re. Abercrombie and Lord Howe.
390. p.11A, July 28, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. articles of capitulation.
391. p. 12A. July 30, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. keeping order in the a harbour and containing the French.
392. pp. 13-14A, Aug.2(?), 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. getting wood and coal to Louisbourg.
393. Aug. 3, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. sickness. Mentions M. Drucour being with him.
394. pp. 16-17A, Aug.5, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. re. lumber and re. progress of the war in Europe.
395. p.18A, Aug.6. 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. transports and provisions.
396. p. 19A. Aug. 7, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. Capt. Price, the Agent of the Transports.
397. pp. 20-21A, Aug. 8, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst Disposition for embarking the garrison of Louisbourg.
398. p. 22-23A, Aug.8. 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. future plans for Quebec.
399. p.24, Aug.13, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the need for coals to repair the ironwork of the ships.
400. p.254, Aug.13, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Reports that all the private men of the army are in town.
401. p.26A, Aug. 15, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Reports departure from of Mrs. Drucour, etc.
402. p. 27A, Aug. 16, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Two Frenchmen escaped - dangerous.
403. p. 28A, Aug.18, 1758, Boscawen to Amherst. Ship has returned with building supplies.
404. p. 29A, Aug.18, 1758, Boscawen to Amherst. Ships with French prisoners have left.
405. p. 30A, Aug.20, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. Written at Louisbourg (still on board the 'Namur'). Has ordered pilots. Troops to embark near the Grand Battery.
406. p. 31A, Aug. 21, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. room on board transports for soldiers.
407. p. 32A Aug.22, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. peace and order at the wharf.
408. p. 33A. Aug.24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst. List of ships to embark for the Bay of Fundy.
409. pp. 34-35A, Aug. 24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. difficulties with M. Powis on shore; arrival of shalops from Bras D'Or.
410. p. 36A, Aug.24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst at Louisbourg re. Capt. Sutherland.
411. pp. 37-39A, Aug. 24, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. merchant ships.
412. pp. 40-41A, Aug.25, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the evil Mr. Milton; difficulties in going to St. John's River.
413. p. 424, Aug.26, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. the departure of the Rangers and Lawrence's men.
414. pp. 43-44A. Aug. 26, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst Directions to go to Boston.
415. p.45, A, Aug.27, 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. buying of the French stores.
416. pp.46-47A. Aug.(?), 1758. Boscawen to Amherst re. landing of stores, provisions.
417. p.11, Aug.22, 1758. Letter from Lord Barrington (War Office) to Major General Amherst. Congratulates him on the capture of Louisbourg.
418. p.23-24, Sept. 9, 1758, Letter written by Thomas Knox (Bristol) to Lord Barrington. Reference to commands for Louisbourg.
419. p.34, Dec. 4, 1758. Letter from Earl of Bristol to Amherst congratulating him for taking Louisbourg.
420. p. 45, Jan.1, 1759. Barrington (War Office) to Amherst requesting the return of Capt. Walters (at Louisbourg) to England.
421. pp. 54-55, Feb.6, 1759. Refers to Louisbourg expedition of last Year. Barrington to Amherst. Enclosure: copy of a note written by Chas. Lawrence on May27, 1758 re. provisions for the 1758 expedition.
422. p. 5, May 21, 1758. Drawing of the line of battle for the siege of Louisbourg under the command of Major General Amherst.
423. pp. 6-9, June 16, 17, 19, Account by Lt. Crosbie of what happened at Lorembeck.
424. pp.9-12, June 18, 1758. Instructions given by Wolfe (Lighthouse Point) with a description of his batteries from Lighthouse Point.
425. pp. 13-14, June 19, 1758. Wolfe to Amherst re. batteries; the behaviour of the men; of N.E. Harbour.
426. pp. 16-18, June 20, 1758. Wolfe to Amherst re. difficulties with batteries, guns, carriages (Hautbitzer) etc.
427. p. 19, June 24, 1758. Hopkins to Adjutant General re. the building of a road under cover of the hill around Louisbourg.
428. p. 20, July 11, 1758. Wolfe. Statement of the numbers and positions of his guns.
429. p. 21, July 13, 1758. Wolfe's report on the entrenchments.
430. pp. 22-23, No date. Wolfe's instructions from Lighthouse Point re. the siege of Louisbourg, 1758.
431. p. 24, July 25, 1758. Wolfe to Amherst re. progress of siege, preparations for Louisbourg.
432. pp. 25-26, Aug.8, 1758. Wolfe to Amherst. Deplores lack of troops. Plans for Quebec.
433. pp. 27-28, Aug.8. 1758. Amherst to Wolfe in answer. Plans for further operations after the capture of Louisbourg. (See also Chatham Papers, MG 23 A2 IA pp.15-16). Plans for Quebec after the Louisbourg siege postponed because of the defeat of Abercrombie at Ticonderoga.
434. pp. 29-30, Sept. 30, 1758. Wolfe to Amherst re. future plans up the river. Written at Louisbourg.
435. pp. 31-32, No date. Wolfe to Amherst re. embarking artillery from quay of Louisbourg. 1758.
436. p. 33, No date. Wolfe to Amherst. re. Montcalm. (his vengeance).
437. p.72 Feb. 6, 1759. Barrington (War Office) to Amherst. Mentions siege of Louisbourg. With enclosure from Lawrence, May 27, 1758.
438. pp. 40-41, 1760. undated. Lt. Col. John Hale to Lord Barrington. Reference to reduction of Louisbourg last year.
439. pp.26-42, Dec. 29, 1758. Wm. Pitt to Amherst. References to rendezvous at Louisbourg. (prior to siege of Quebec).
440. pp. 43-44, Dec. 1758(?). Pitt(?). Proposals for the expedition to Quebec. 1,Aentions Bragg's men from Louisbourg.
441 pp. 45-46, Dec. 29, 1758. Pitt to the Lt. Gov. of New York. Schooners ready to proceed to Louisbourg.
442. pp. 53-54, Dee.29, 1758. Pitt to the Governors of Nova Scotia and Louisbourg regarding the Quebec expedition.
443. pp. 55-57, Jan. 12, 1759. Pitt to Amherst regarding the expedition to Quebec.
444. pp. 58-60, Jan. 13, 1759. Pitt to Amherst. Mentions provisions being sent to Louisbourg.
445. pp. 71-73, Feb. 10, 1759. Pitt to Amherst. Mentions provisions being sent to Louisbourg.
446. pp. 5-6. July 29, 1758. Amherst to Lord Ligonier. Written at Louisbourg after the successful siege. Reference to repairs of works at Louisbourg
447. p. 7, Aug. 28, 1758. Amherst to Ligonier. Written at Louisbourg. Sands a plan for the disposition of French posts.
448. pp. 8-9, Sept. 3, 1758. Ligonier to Amherst. Mentions siege of Louisbourg.
449. pp. 19-20, April 16, 1759. Amherst to Ligonier. Mentions Regiments going to Louisbourg.
450. pp. 29-30, Jan 9, 1760. Amherst to Ligonier. Mentions that Col. Robertson has been with him on the Louisbourg expedition.
451. p. 31, Feb. 16, 1760. Ligonier to Amherst. Mentions Bastide's project at Louisbourg.
452. pp. 52-53, Mar. 6, 1761. Amherst to Ligonier. Has ordered the Company of Royal Artillery from Louisbourg to New York.
453. pp. 74-75, April 6, 1762. Amherst to Ligonier. Mentions shipwrecked vessel at Cape Breton -121 perished.
454. pp. 97-99, Sept. 23, 1762. Amherst to Ligonier. Mentions picking up companies at Louisbourg and proceeding to Newfoundland
455. pp. 103-105, Oct. 26, 1762. Amherst to Ligonier. Refers to French ships sailing from Louisbourg before Amherst left (for Newfoundland. and then New York)
456. pp. 1-2, Aug. 24, 1758. Amherst to Governor Thos. Pownall, written at Louisbourg, concerning plans for future operations of campaign after Louisbourg.
457. pp.2-3, Sept. 9, 1758. Wm. Pitt to Amherst. Mentions success at Louisbourg and further operations.
458. pp. 4-6, Sept. 18, 1758, Wm. Pitt to Amherst. Mentions his success at Louisbourg. Informs him of promotion to be Commander in Chief.
459. p. 8, Sept. 18, 1758. Pitt to the Governor of Louisbourg asking him to follow the orders of Amherst.
460. p.3, Dec. 19, 1758. Robt. Wood (Rep. of the Speaker of the House of Commons) thanks Amherst for a successful campaign.
461. p. 4, Dec. 6, 1758. Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons, congratulates Amherst.
462. p. 5, Dec. 6, 1758. Resolution of the House of Commons to thank Amherst for his services as rendered in the Louisbourg campaign.
463. p.6. April 16, 1759. Amherst acknowledges receipt of Commons resolution with thanks.
464. pp.7-12, 1759, undated Letter of thanks to Amherst from the Mayor and City of New York.
MG 18 L4
1. Packets #19 to #67 of the Amherst Papers were examined and items pertinent to Cape Breton were selected and itemized from following packets : #19, 20, 22-24; 30-32; 38-41; 44 ; 56; 58; 64-65 . More than 95 items were collected.
2.The selections consist mainly of photographic reproductions (packets #19 -- Books #8-14, 17-18; 20, 58 - Parts 1 and 2) with various Correspondence, in transcript form of letters between Jeffery Amherst and the following : Pitt, Townshend, Tulliken, Egremont, Abercromby, and Lt. Col. William Amherst ; also included are various charts showing the General Return and Disposition of the Troops.
3. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton Island are most frequent in documents concerned with the following
- Found in Jeffery Amherst's Journal - Packet #19
28 May - 18 June ( Part I)
19 June - 9 August (Part II)
10 August - 14 September (Part III).
- Also found in William Amherst's Journal ( Packet 20)
16 March 1758 - 8 September 1760.
(This selection has not been itemized)
Packet 19. (Photostat), Diaries of Jeffery Amherst
465. pp. 15, May 11, 1758. Received intelligence of French fleet going to Louisbourg.
466. p. 18, May 21, 1758. Concerns rendez-vous of English forces off Louisbourg
467. p. 19, May 26, 1758. Ships bound from Halifax to Louisbourg in 1758.
468. pp.20-27, May 28 - June 18, 1758, First part of the account of the attack on Louisbourg (includes a brief resume of events leading to the capture of Louisbourg, p. 2a).
469. June 19 - August 9, 1758. Second part of Amherst's journal of the siege. pp.1-23.
470. pp.1-11 August 10 - Sept. 14, 1758. Continuation of the above journal . Contains journal of happenings at Louisbourg after the siege.
471. pp.13-14, May 30, 1759. Report of transports bound for Louisbourg.
472. pp. 3-4, July 14 1759. Troops to be sent to Louisbourg.
473. p. 1, April 22, 1760. Orders to destroy the fortifications at Louisbourg.
474. p. 32, May 2, 1760. Garrison from Quebec to be taken to Louisbourg.
475. p. 36, May 19,, 1760. 300 pioneers to be sent to Louisbourg. (to assist in the demolition of the works.)
476. p.37, May 212 1760. Convoy from Boston to Quebec via Louisbourg.
477. pp.5-6, June 4, 1760. Miners to Louisbourg. (To demolish the fortifications?).
478. p. 14, June 24, 1760. Mention of dispatches from Louisbourg.
479. First end third pages of script: List of Men of War employed in Services while general Amherst was commander of the forces in North America; vessel travelling to or from Louisbourg. No date.
480. Second page of script: State of the Provincial troops in 1759. Includes those at Louisbourg.
481 Fourth page of script: State of Provincial troops in 1760. Includes those at Louisbourg.
482. p.2, Aug. 16, 1762; Mention of happenings at Louisbourg. Feb 14, 1762.
483. p. 13, Feb. 14, 1762. Report from Louisbourg of loss of a vessel.
484. p.23, July 91 1762. Troops sent to Louisbourg to complete the garrison.
485. p.27, Aug. 8, 1762. Troops from Louisbourg to be used against the French in Newfoundland.
486. p.28, Sept. 16, 1763, Troops to be sent to Louisbourg.
487. p. 3, April 1 to Sept. 14, 1758. Mostly Louisbourg.
Packet 20 Diaries of Capt. William Amherst. (Photostat)
488. Wm. Amherst's Journal of the siege of Louisbourg, June 1- August 26 1758. Includes complete description of the siege, terms of capitulation, losses, state of troops, etc (pp.1-80.)
Packet 20 Wm. Amherst's Journal from Mar. 16, 1758 - Sept. 8, 1760.
489. pp.12-12A. May 21, 1758. Report of meeting with ships bound for Louisbourg.
pp.1-9. Journal of the siege of Louisbourg, June 1, 1758 - July 27, 1758. (same as L 4, Packet 20, Part 1, pp.1-80.)
490. pp.9-12. Arrival of Wm. Amherst in England with news of the fall of Louisbourg. August 17-20, 1758.
491. p. 14, Nov. 8. 1758. Encounter with vessel bound for Louisbourg.
492. p. 18, June 23, 1760. (1759?). Letter from Louisbourg reporting the sailing of the fleet.
493. p. 28, No date. State of the Regts. in the garrison at Louisbourg.
494. p.16, May 19, 1760. Transports to Louisbourg.
Part 2 Wm. Amherst's Newfoundland Journal
495. p.21 Aug. 27, 1762. Dispatches to be sent to Louisbourg.
496. p.32 Aug. 29, 1762. Mention of Louisbourg.
497. pp. 4-5, Sept. 5-10, 1762. Mentions arrival at Louisbourg.
498. p.23 Sept.26, 1762. Sailing of troops for Louisbourg. (from Newfoundland?)
- No references to Louisbourg.
499. pp. 2-7, July 23, 1758. Letter from Amherst to Pitt concerning the siege of Louisbourg. Written at Louisbourg.
500. pp. 8-10, July 27, 1758. Letter from Amherst to Pitt concerning the siege of Louisbourg. Written at Louisbourg.
501. pp. 11-13, Aug.9, 1758. Resolutions of Boscawen and Amherst for the future operations of the current campaign. Made at Louisbourg.
502. pp. 14-15, Sept. 9, 1758. Pitt to Amherst congratulating him on the taking of Louisbourg. (See also Packet 13, pp. 2-3, Sept. 9)
503. pp. 24-29, Feb.5, 1759. Secret instructions to Wolfe for 1759 Quebec expedition. (from St. James Court, George II). Mentions Louisbourg as a base. (See Monckton Papers, C 366, Item 19 in MG 18 MI)
504. pp. 62-64, Feb.9, 1760. Orders from Pitt to Amherst for the demolition of Louisbourg.
505. pp.68-70, June 20, 1760. Letter from Pitt to Amherst. Mentions demolition of Louisbourg.
506. p.73, July 23, 1760 Letter from Pitt to Amherst. Mentions sending regiments from Louisbourg to Quebec.
507. [GET the Original of HJ33 and enter the information]
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
508. p. 3. July 26, 1758. State of the garrison of Louisbourg at its capitulation in 1758, with list of French ships.
509. pp. 4-5, July 28, 1758. State of the Officers and men of the second battalion of Foreign Volunteers at Louisbourg.
510. pp. 6-9, July 28, 1758. State of the Officers of the 24 Companies on Isle Royale and Isle St. Jean.
511. pp. 9-10, July 29, 1758. 'Etat du 2d. Regiment du Bourgogne.' Louisbourg
512. pp. 11-12, July 29, 1758. 'Etat du Regiment D'Artois.' Louisbourg.
513. pp. 13-14, July 29, 1758. 'Etat du Regiment du Cambis.' Louisbourg.
514. pp. 15-16, July 30, 1758. 'Etat général de la Marine Francaise à Louisbourg.'
515. pp. 3-8, Sept. 30, 1758. Wolfe to Abercromby concerning operations after the fall of Louisbourg.
516. pp. 9-12, Sept. 24, 1758. Letter from Murray to Wolfe concerning operations from Louisbourg after its fall.
517. pp. 15-19, Oct.15, 1758. Letter from Monckton to Abercromby, written at St. John's River and concerning the operations there.
518. pp.5-11, Sept. 17, 1759. Yorke to Amherst. Written from the Hague. Congratulations on Louisbourg.
519. pp.14-17, Dec. 8, 1759.(?) Philip Honywood to General Amherst. Encloses popular ballad mentioning Cape Breton.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
520. pp. 24-25, May 11, 1761. Memorial from J. Ingersoll to Townshend regarding the services of N. Whiting. Mentions 1745 attack on Louisbourg.
521. p.27, July 24, 1761. Letter from Charles Townshend to Jeffery Amherst. Transportation of coals from Louisbourg to Quebec.
522. pp. 43-44, June 16, 1762? Memorial from W.D. Spike to Townshend regarding services. Mentions Louisbourg.
523. pp. 54-57, Oct.26, 1762. Letter from Amherst to Townshend regarding appointments. Mentions officer at Louisbourg.
524. pp. 43-50, Sept. 20, 1762. Letter from (Wm. Amherst) to Egremont concerning Newfoundland expedition. Mentions Louisbourg.
525. pp. 61, 1762, undated. Embarkation returns for troops on Newfoundland expedition. Includes those from Louisbourg.
526. pp. 68-69, August 28, 1762. Letter from (Wm. Amherst) to Lt. Col. Tulliken. Mentions sailing for Louisbourg.
527. pp. 70-71, August 30, 1762. Letter from Wm. Amherst to Jeffery Amherst. Mentions French deserter sent from Louisbourg.
528. pp. 79-80, Sept. 2. 1762. Letter from Amherst to Lord Colville. Mentions stopping at Louisbourg.
529. pp. 81-82, Sept. 6, 1762. Letter from Tim. Amherst to Jeffery Amherst written from Louisbourg. Picking up troops there.
530. pp. 97-103, Sept.6, 1762. Embarkation returns of 45th Regt. at Louisbourg.
531. pp. 116-117, 1762, undated. Memorial from Lt. Col. Tulliken to Lt. Col. Wm. Amherst regarding pay of troops in Newfoundland. Mentions Louisbourg.
532. p. 124, Sept. 6, 1762. Orders to Masters of a Brigantine and a sloop at Louisbourg regarding stores for Newfoundland.
533. pp. 125-129, Aug. 13, 1762. J. Amherst to Wm. Amherst. Plans for Newfoundland expedition. Mentions Cape Breton and Louisbourg.
534. p. 148, August 13, 1762. J. Amherst. Troops for the Newfoundland expedition Includes those from Louisbourg.
535. p. 170, Sept. 5, 1762. Admiral Mitchell to Col. Amherst. Provisions from Louisbourg for Newfoundland expedition.
536. p. 181, Sept. 29, 1762. Admiral Mitchell. Provisions for Louisbourg, troops in Newfoundland.
537. pp. 88-89, Nov. 3, 1762. Enclosure in a letter of Earl of Egrement to J. Amherst, Nov. 21, 1762. 'Copie des Articles Preliminaires.' (Peace of Fontainbleu). Mentions Cape Breton.
538. pp.157-158, July 9, 1763. List of ships stationed in North America.
539. pp-3-7, Feb. 11, 1762. Letter from J. Amherst to Egremont. Reports death of Gov. Whitmore of Cape Breton. (Encloses the following four letters.)
540. pp.8-9. Nov.27, 1761. Orders from Whitmore to Mad.Tulliken at Louisbourg.
541. p.10, Nov. 27, 1761. Whitmore to Tulliken at Louisbourg
542. p. 11, Nov. 27, 1761. Whitmore. A return of the staff officers and people employed under him in Louisbourg, Fort Amherst, and the Coal Mines.
543. pp. 12-14, Jan. 1, 1762. Disposition of His Majesty's Troops serving in North America. Includes Louisbourg.
544. pp. 20-25, April 6, 1762. Letter from J. Amherst to Egremont. Reports shipwreck off Cape Breton.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
545. pp.8-9, Letter from J. Amherst to Sec. of War, Ellis recommending a Mr. Adair. Mentions Louisbourg. May 8. 1763.
546. pp. 13-16, July 23, 1763. Letter from J. Amherst to Ellis. Mentions reduction of garrison at Louisbourg.
547. pp.17-19, July 23, 1763. J. Amherst to Ellis. Mentions Cape Breton.
548. pp. 40-42, Sept. 17, 1763. J. Amherst to Ellis. Mentions troops in Louisbourg.
549. pp.43-46, 47-50, Oct. 13, 1763, J. Amherst to Ellis. Mentions troops at Louisbourg.
550. pp. 5-9, August 28, 1758. Orders to Brig. Gen. Whitmore from Jeffery Amherst. Whitmore the newly appointed governor of Cape Breton, St. John's and the dependencies.
551. pp. 3-28, October, 1757. 'State of Canada in October 1757, with some thoughts on the Manner of Reducing it.' by C.M.. Reference to Cape Breton on page 15.
552. pp.29-37, July 18, 1758. Abercrombie to J. Amherst. Re. actions at Ticonderoga. Mentions attempt on Louisbourg.
553. pp.6, 23, 77, April 1, June 12, August 3, 1759. Orders given by J. Amherst. Mentions the password 'Louisbourg.'
554. pp. 172, 238, 264, April 14, August 18, October 17, 1760. Orders given by J. Amherst. Mentions the password 'Louisbourg.'
555. p. 173, May l, 1760. Orders of J. Amherst. Mentions transport to go to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
556. pp. 3-54, Sept. 18, 1762. An account of the transactions in America (1758-1762) of J. Amherst. Written by A. Mair. References to Louisbourg: pp.4-5, 17, 25, 26, 51-52.
557. pp. 25-26, 1760. Account of the transactions in America of J. Amherst. Written by A. Mair. Two passing references to Louisbourg.
558. p. 17, Nov. 7, 1763. General return and disposition of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in North America. Includes detachment at Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
- No reference to Louisbourg.
Manuscript Group 18 L5
I. Vols. 2, 4, 5, 8(a) were 'consulted on manuscript; Vol. 3 24 on transcript. About 15 items were collected, covering the period 1758-1759. Vol. 3 a2 has the original paging in the margin of the manuscript pages - this has been noted on the file cards.
II. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton concerned the following subjects:
L 5. James Wolfe, Papers.
559. Dec. 1, 1758. Letter from Wolfe to Rickson. Mentions the siege of Louisbourg.
560. pp. 501-502, May 20, 1758. Wolfe to his father. Chas. Hardy cruising off Louisbourg. (transcript)
561. p. 503, July 27, 1758. Wolfe to his mother. Comments on the women of Louisbourg after the siege.
562. pp.505-506, July 27, 1758. Wolfe to his father. Description of the taking of Louisbourg.
563. pp. 507-508, August 7, 1758. Wolfe to his father. Letter from Louisbourg describing personalities.
564. pp.509-510, August 11, 1758. Wolfe to his mother. Comments on weather, Amherst, Abercrombie. Written from Louisbourg.
565. p. 511, August 21, 1758. Wolfe to his father. Letter from Louisbourg. Tells about movements of troops.
566. pp. 5-6, April 5, 1759. Amherst (New York) to Moncton. Refers to convoy which is to sail to Louisbourg.
567. pp. 5-6, June 1, 1759. Wolfe to Townshend about the preparations for the gathering of the troops for the attack on Quebec.
568. p. 10, July 26, 1759. Lord Royston to Sir John Goodnisse. Mentions the departure of Saunders from Louisbourg.
569. pp. 7, 11, 12; A List of portraits and documents in Sabine Collection London, 1921.
570. p.18, May 1759. Un-addressed. A reference to a leaf of Capt. James Cook's logbook containing a survey of the harbour of Louisbourg. The document referred to is in the possession of the Sabine collection in London.
571. pp. 1-4, May 15-June 6. (from Journal May 15-June 6, 1759). British fleet at Louisbourg.
572. A commentary on the journal quoted on the file card for the Wolfe Papers: Article by Beekles Willson in Nineteenth Century & After, March 1910, entitled, 'Fresh Light on the Quebec Campaign - From the Missing Journal of General Wolfe'. pp.445-460.
573. pp. 3-6. General Wolfe's order book. Orders to be carried out at Louisbourg. May 17, 1759.
574. pp. 80-84, May 17, 1759. The entry for Louisbourg contains some of the same orders as are noted in Vol. 5, pp. 3-6, MG 18 L5. There are no new orders.
L 6 John Bell. Transcript of Journals.
575. pp.1-27, 1758. "Journal of the Gaspée Expedition." by John Bell aide de camp to Wolfe. Several references to Louisbourg, and St. John's Island.
576. pp.1-32, "Rise of American War" from John Bell's journal. 1758-1760. Much information about Louisbourg. (e.g. British fleet and troops, French fleet and troops at Louisbourg; Wolfe's general orders from June 12 to June 21, 1758, dated Lighthouse Point.)
577. General Wolfe's Journal, May 13-Aug. 16, 1759, transcript of the Bell Journal. From May 13 to June 6, assembling of the troops and fleet at Louisbourg.
578. 1759, General Wolfe's Journal. A.W. Copy and Extracts, transcript of the Bell Journal. This section contains Wolfe's ideas on different subjects and information about troops etc. Several references to Louisbourg.
579. 1758, Wolfe's Journal of the Gaspée Expedition. References to Louisbourg. (Aug.21p 1758.)
L 8 Letters of H. Pringle. (Original)
580. ff. 32-43, June 30, 1757. Letter written from on board the transport "Anna" headed for Halifax on the Loudoun Expedition. Pringle was a captain in Regiment ordered to Halifax from Ireland. References to Duke D'Anville,, Louisbourg, Cape Bretons French fleet off Halifax.
581. ff. 43-59, July 31, 1757. Letter of Capt. H. Pringle to his family. Dated Halifax. References to the French fleet, Loudoun expeditions and Louisbourg, illicit trade with the French. This is an excellent description of one of Loudoun's officer's stay in Halifax in the abortive expedition against Louisbourg, 1757.
582. ff.59-60, August 8, 1757. Letter of Pringle on board the transport "Anna" in Halifax Harbour. Loudoun expedition is called off. Reference to a French Packet Boat and disposition of the British fleet and troops.
583. ff.129-139, August 26, 1762. Letter of Pringle dated Havana. There are no references to Louisbourg, but there is one mention of bells being the perquisite of commanding officers in any conquered town. (This explains why the bells were taken from Louisbourg.)
M1 Northcliffe Collection
Items 1 to 43; 56; 81; 88 of the Northcliffe Collection of the Monckton Papers were consulted on microfilm. These consisted of journals, order books, letters to and from General Monckton.
II. References to Louisbourg are more frequent when the following topics are being discussed:
III. Almost 70 references to Louisbourg were found in this collection.
IV. T here are two journals of interest in the collection:
(1) Give a brief history of Nova Scotia with references to the French at Cape Breton
(2) A daily journal of the proceedings of the army besieging Louisbourg from its departure from Halifax Harbour, May 28, 1758 to the capture of Louisbourg at the end of July, 1758.
The Journal also gives an account of the troops engaged in the siege and of French and English losses.
Papers of General Robert Monckton. (originals)
584. Journal - anonymous, circa 1752-57. Mention of Cape Breton Indians; Description of a Capo Breton settlement.
585. Nov. 22, 1752. Letter from de Vassin, Beauséjour. Mentions governor of Louisbourg.
586. June 22, 1755 Letter from Shirley, Boston. Refers to the arrival of a French squadron at Louisbourg.
587. 1755. Petition from the inhabitants of Beauséjour. Beg not to be sent to Louisbourg.
588. June 16, 1755. Terms of capitulation of Beauséjour. Garrison to be sent to Louisbourg.
584. Undated. A detailed description of marching orders of the troops before Louisbourg.
590. July 15, 1758. Townshend to Monckton. Camp before Louisbourg. remarks, about the troops
591. July 17, 1758. Townshend . Camp before Louisbourg. Mentions the need of various supplies.
592. July 26, 1758. Articles of capitulation of Louisbourg.
593. July 26, 1758. State of the Garrison of Louisbourg at capitulation.
594. July 28, 1758. Letter from Amherst. Camp before Louisbourg.
595. June 23, 1758. Letter from Monckton (Halifax) to Pownall referring to the fleet off Louisbourg.
596. June 23, 1758. Letter from Monckton (Halifax) describing the situation before Louisbourg. (landing etc.)
597. June 23, 1758. Letter from Monckton (Halifax) to James de Lancey. Mentions the fleet off Louisbourg.
598. June 28, 1758. Letter from Monckton to Gov. Tinker stating his belief that Louisbourg must fall.
599. May 20, 1758. Chart showing the line of battle. (for Louisbourg)
600. Journal of the siege of Louisbourg, 1758: List of the fleet; list of the army; daily occurrences from May 28- July 28; numbers of English killed; state of the Louisbourg garrison; French ships in the harbour.
691. Oct. 15, 1757. Letter of Monckton. Mentions the fleet at Louisbourg.
602. Oct. 15, 1757. Letter of Monckton. Mentions damage to the fleet caused by a hurricane off Cape Breton.
603. April 12, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Sir Chas. Hardy, dated Halifax. This refers to the gathering of the troops at Halifax for the Expedition and asks for protection against privateers.
604. April 14. 1758. Letter of Mann to Monckton, dated Halifax Harbour. Mann asks for more guns for the "Prince Frederick".
605. 15th April, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Mr. Jeffreys, dated Halifax. Monckton's orders for supplies for the "Prince Frederick".
606. June 5th, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Pitt, dated Halifax. Monckton mentions that Boscawen sailed with the fleet on the 28th May and was joined off the harbour by the transports with the 28th Regiment from "the 'Bay"
607. June 6, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Gen. Abercrombie, dated Halifax. This refers to the sailing of the fleet under Boscawen and being joined by other units. Amherst sent Monckton to Halifax to relieve Whitmore who was to join the Expedition to Louisbourg. Provincial financial matters were discussed.
608. June 7th, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Pownall, dated Halifax. This concerns the delivery of a packet of letters for Abercrombie. No word has been received from the fleet.
609. August 14, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Pownall, dated Halifax. Monckton is sending a packet of letters and congratulations on the capture of Louisbourg.
610. March 20 (?) 1759. Destination of the 2500 provincials of the Mass. Government demanded to replace part of the garrison of Louisbourg, and for the protection of Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy.
611. June 24, 1758. Letter of Monckton, dated Halifax. He congratulates Amherst on the progress in Cape Breton, gives some naval news and tells of his fears of trouble with the Indians.
612. June 29, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Amherst, dated Halifax. He gives news of the arrival of some vessels and supplies, He asks instructions on how to deal with some deserters.
613. July 9, 1758. Monckton to Amherst, dated Halifax. Re speaks of the health or the soldiers, promises to send reinforcements, describes events on the continent and aid to the soldier's families.
614. July 10, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Amherst dated Halifax. He is enclosing an order from Abercrombie. He presumes all is well at Louisbourg.
615. July 14, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Boscawen dated Halifax. This concerns correspondence related to Fort William Henry. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
616. July 14, 1758, Monckton to Amherst, dated Halifax. He encloses correspondence for Amherst but there is no reference to Louisbourg.
617. July 14, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Boscawen off Louisbourg, dated Halifax. He encloses newspaper clippings. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
618. July 17, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Amherst before Louisbourg, dated Halifax. He gives news of other fronts and the fact that some deserters and recovered men are being sent to England.
619. Item 12. July 21, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Boscawen off Louisbourg, dated Halifax. He encloses the deposition of a fisherman noting ships in Bay Verte.
620. July 21, 1758, Letter of Monckton to Amherst at Louisbourg. Supplies are being sent.
621. July 26, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Col. Townsend before Louisbourg, dated Halifax. This concerns the posting of men.
622. July 26, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Boscawen, dated Halifax. A sergeant of Gorham's Rangers who was captured and escaped gives news related to Louisbourg.
623. July 26, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Gov Pownall, dated Halifax. This gives news of operations at Louisbourg and Boishebert's force.
624. July 26, 1758. Letter of Monckton to de Lancey, Lt.-Gov. of New York, dated Louisbourg.(?) This gives news of the situation at Louisbourg.
625. August 11, 1758. Letter of Monckton to Pownall, dated Halifax. He offers congratulations on the taking of Louisbourg.
626. August 13, 1758, Letter of Monckton to Gen. Amherst, dated Halifax. He offers congratulations on the capitulation of Louisbourg, sends some men and speaks of some correspondence concerning Lt. Knox.
627. List of letters entered in Monckton's Letter Book.
628. August 26, 1758. Letter of Amherst to Monckton, dated Louisbourg. This is the orders to leave on the St. John's River Expedition.
629. July 26, 1758. Letter from Amherst to Monckton, dated Louisbourg. This concerns preparations for the St. John's River Expedition.
630. September 24, 1758. List of forces under Monckton at the St. John's River.
631. March 30, 1761. Amherst to Monckton, dated New York. This concerns the progress of gathering the troops in New York.
632. February 5, 1759. George II to James Wolfe, dated St. James. This is Wolfe's instructions for the expedition against Quebec.
633. March 16, 1759. Amherst to the other generals, dated New York. This is a copy of instructions to the other generals. Gridley is to prepare 80 carpenters to go to Louisbourg and there is reference to engineers.
634. March 16, 1759. Amherst to Lawrence, dated New York. This is instructions re transports.
635. May 28, 1759. Letter of Goldfrapp to Wolfe, dated Louisbourg. This concerns provisions for the troops.
636. 1759. List of the battalions proposed for the expedition against Quebec and changes suggested.
637. July 31, 1759. Return of the killed, wounded and missing at an attack of the enemy on July 31st
638. August 24, 1759, Isaac Barré, Dep. Adj. Gen. State of the troops on Aug. 24th. - Louisbourg Grenadiers mentioned.
639. Sept. 2, 1759. Letter of Whitmore to Wolfe, dated Louisbourg. This gives various bits of news about the progress of operations.
640. Sept. 13, 1759. State of the Army at the Battle of Quebec - Louisbourg Grenadiers mentioned.
641. Sept. 13, 1759. Return of the killed, wounded and missing at the Battle of Quebec - Louisbourg Grenadiers mentioned.
642. Sept. 20, 1759. Letter of Townsend, dated Quebec. This gives a description of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
643. 1759. The order in which the transports sailed down the St. Lawrence, giving the division each ship was in, the regiment carried, the size, type, no. troops where engaged. The Swallow from Louisbourg is included.
644. 1759. List of those wounded and killed during the campaign Louisbourg grenadiers is included.
645. Jan. 16, 1759. Letter of Wolfe dated London. This discusses the troops to be involved in the Quebec Expedition, including part of the garrison of Louisbourg. Wolfe will await the army at Louisbourg.
646. Aug. 4, 1759. Monckton's Orderly Book. Embarkation of the troops under Wolfe from Louisbourg for Quebec June 1759
647. Sept. 13, 1759. Monckton, Camp before Quebec. Monckton's Orderly Book covering the period from Aug. 4, 1759 to Oct 23, 1759. The Louisbourg Grenadiers are incorporated with Monekton's battalion.
648. Sept. 15 & 16, Sept. 29, 1759. Monckton's orderly book giving detailed accounts of the expedition on Quebec, mentioning Louisbourg Grenadiers and clothing supplies at Louisbourg.
649. 1778 An atlas of maps chiefly illustrating the Battles and Campaigns of the American Revolution. and A Compendious Account of the British Colonies in North America which gives a short note on Cape Breton.
650. Jan. 10, 1759. Letter of Wolfe to Monckton, dated London. This concerns the command and quartering of troops for the Quebec Expedition. Wolfe will await troops at Louisbourg.
651. May 17, 1759. Letter of Wolfe to Monckton. No place indicated. The contains directions regarding taking up transports.
652. March 24, 1755. Letter of Shirley to Thos. Robinson, dated Beauséjour. Shirley notes that Cape Breton needs food supplies from outside, and therefore it is important to keep the French out of Nova Scotia.
653. October 15th, 1757. Monckton to the Lords of Trade, dated Halifax. (p. 63) Monckton gives news of the situation in the harbour at Louisbourg.
654. May 28, 1758. Letter from Majr General Amherst to Robert Monckton from a copy on the margin of page 115 of the Stretten Hall copy of Mantes History of the war. On board the Namur, (p. 68) Amherst orders Monckton to go to Halifax to replace Whitmore who is to proceed to Louisbourg.
655. June 5, 1758. Letter from Lieut. Govr. Monckton to John Pownall Secretary of the Board of Trade. Dated Halifax. (p . 69) In a letter dealing mainly with comments on the military estimates, Monckton mentions the fleet bound to Cape Breton.
656. August 24, 17589 Copy of Instructions given by General Amherst to Colonel Monckton and dated Louisbourg, August 24th, 1758 (pp. 71-76). This concerns Monckton's expedition up the St. John's River.
657. August 28, 1758, Letter from Majr Genl. Amherst to Colonel Monckton copied in the margin of page 142 of the Stretton liall copy of Mante's History of the war, (P- 77) This is a covering letter with Monckton's Instructions dated Aug. 24, 1758. He wishes Monckton success.
658. November 12, 1758, Letter from Brigadier General Robert Monckton to Major General Abercrombie. (pp. 79-90) This is a report of the progress of Monckton's expedition up the St. John's River. He mentions fever brought from Louisbourg.
659. April 59 1759. Copy of a letter from Genl. Amherst to Brigr. Genl. Monokton dated New York, April 5th, 1759. and enclosed in a letter from Genl Amherst to the Right Honble William Pitt. (pp. 116-118) This is a covering letter with orders for Lawrence re the embarkation of troops in Nova Scotia for the expedition to Quebec. Monckton is to sail for Louisbourg with the troops.
660. September 23, 1759. Copy of letter from Brigder General Monckton to General Whitmore. Dated Quebec. (pp. 162-163) Monckton tells of the capitulation of Quebec and the probable necessity of leaving all the troops in garrison there. He is informing Whitmore so that he (Whitmore) may make arrangements re troops at Louisbourg.
661. Nov. 19, 1761. Embarkation return of the troops under the command of Major General Monckton Sailed from New York 19th Nov 1761. (p. 268)
M 2 Townshend Papers
622. Major Gen. Wolfe's General Orders 30 April - 13 Sept. 1759. He orders the embarkation of troops for Louisbourg, troops from Louisbourg to serve against Quebec, the sailing of the fleet from Louisbourg, supplies for the men at Louisbourg and replacements for unfit men,, and etc
M 3. Separate Items
663. 1745 The French Settlement in Canada. Paschal Nelson. ."A Short Account of the French Settlements on the River St. Lawrence commonly called Canada, with a proposal for reducing them". The account is addressed to the Ron. George Lyttleton and is dated 23rd July. In the account the author mentions that Louisbourg is stronger than Quebec and to secure Cape Breton would remove An annoyance.
664. 1757 Les Reveries ou Memoires sur l'Art de la Guerre de Maurice Comte de Saxe, Dae de Courlande et de Semigalle, marechal-general des arme'es de S.M.T.C. &a. &c, Dedies a Messieurs les Officiers Generaux. Par Mr. de Bonneville, Capitaine Ingenieur de Campagne de Sa Majeste le Roi de Prusse. This contains 86 printed pages and 38 diagrams and illustrations on military strategy and manoeuvers etc.
665. 1760. The Life of General James Wolfe, the Conqueror of Canada, by J... P... This short booklet contains biographical material about Wolfe and a poem
666. 1765 "An Apology for the Life and Actions of General Wolfe" by Israel Maudit. London 1765. The author cites instances of Wolfe's courage and ability in campaigns, mentioning Louisbourg.
667. 1758. A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they rank in the Army etc. This book lists all the commissioned officers of the British military establishment and the regiments to which they belonged. The date their commission was granted is also given. The establishment is for 1758 only.
668. 1759. Unpublished life of General James Wolfe and early copies of 24 letters by Wolfe and one by Barre dating from January 10th, 1759 to August 22nd 1759. The letters are all addressed to Robert Monckton. One letter speaks of a trip into Louisbourg, dated July 27, 1758
669. 1757. Manual Exercises for army training, 1757. A Mss. pamphlet by Robert Napier. This contains drill instructions.
670. This section of the order book is from May 4th, 1758 to October 4th, 1758 He gives instructions re exercising the troops, alertness on sentry duty, absence without leave, drunkenness, advancing and retreating, firing on review, carrying provisions to whose on guard etc.
671. 1753-1758 Thomas Bell Journals: No. 1 - Miscellaneous. This is the first of six small journals dept by Capt. Thomas Bell, aide-de-camp to Wolfe. It contains historical notes on events from 1753 to 1758 with an account of the forces at Louisbourg in 1758 and several pages of Wolfe's orders at Louisbourg. It ends with a copy of a letter found in a drowned man's pocket at Lorembec. It contains a list of the Englsh fleet giving the number of guns each had and the names of the captains. The letter referred to action to be taken as the result of bombing of the French fleet.
672. 1758. Thomas Bell Journals: No. 2 - My Journal of the Gaspée Expedition & Other Matters. This Journal covers the expedition from Louisbourg under Wolfe to destroy the French settlements on the Gaspé in August-September of 1758 and some very brief descriptions of St. John's Island, Quebec, Montreal Anticosti etc.
673. 1759. Thomas Bell Journals: No. 3 The first part of my Quebeck journal. This journal is from 14th February 1759 to 17th July 1759. He mentions shipping out of Louisbourg, the harbour, arrivals, the weather, prizes and gives a list of the ships in the squadron in which Bell sailed.
674. 1759. Thomas Bell Journals: No 4 The Second part of my Quebeck journal. This mentions some of the regiments in garrison at Louisbourg.
675. 1759. Thomas Bell Journals: No. 5 Relative to transports employed in the Quebec Expedition. This journal consists entirely of lists of transports employed in the Quebec expedition in 1759, sailing orders and the troops being transported etc.
676. 1759. An exact and faithful Copy of General Wolfe's Journal from the 13th May 1759 to the 16th August 1759 There are notes on shipping, arrivals and departures of troops, the weather, the destruction of the French fishery etc
N 4 British Colonies
677 1758, March 7. Wm. Pitt to Governor Wm. Lyttleton of South Carolina. This secret dispatch directs Lyttleton to give assistance to General Amherst and Admiral Boscawen in the attack on Fort Alabama.
N 10 Louisbourg Expedition Expenses 1745-1748
678. ff. 1-7 1745, 25th September. The Petition of His Majesty's most Loyal and dutiful subjects the Council and House of Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in General Court assembled. -- for reimbursement of the cost of the capture, garrisoning and repairing of Louisbourg.
679. ff. 7-9 1745 No date. An Account of the Charges of the Province of Massachusetts Bay arisen from the Expedition against Cape Breton.
680. ff. 10-17 1747, 8th June. Extract of a letter from Benning Wentworth to the Board of Trade. In this letter, Wentworth explains how the expenditure of the Louisbourg Expedition was paid for in America.
681. ff. 18-19 1747, 7th November. Admiral Knowles' certificate of pay due to Captain Perkins for services at Louisbourg.
682. ff. 20-29 1747, 29th December. Report to His Majesty's Treasury, signed by Pitt, Fox Monson, Gower etc explaining the various expenditures of the Louisbourg Expedition.
683. ff. 30-38 1748 No date. Proposal to settle expenditure relating to the capture of Louisbourg.
684. ff 39-42 1748 No date. The Severall Demands on behalf of his Majts Provinces in North America for the Expences incurred by them in taking and securing the Island of Cape Breton ...
685. ff. 47-49 1747/8, 6th February Extract of a Letter from William Shirley Esqr, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay to the Board of Trade, dated Feb. 6th 1747/8.The expences of the Louisbourg campaign have disrupted the economy of the province, and there is no immediate remedy for the situation except reimbursement which is properly directed.
686. ff. 52-53 1748 No date. Resolutions suggesting modes of payment for the Expedition against Louisbourg.
N 11 Letters relating to the due d'Anville's Exedition of 1746
687. Letter # 1. D'Anville to his Cousin, Dated de la roche guyon, 1745, le 6 octobre. This contains family news. There is no reference to Louisbourg
688. Letter # 2 D'Anville to his cousin, dated Paris, 1746, le 17 janvier. D'Anville will soon be leaving for Brest and suggests several people to fill vacant positions. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
689. Letter # 3, D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 28 Jan. He had arrived at Brest , was repairing roads and interviewing people to learn about his staff. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
690. Letter # 4. D'Anville to his cousin, No place or date. This letter concerns preparations for the Expedition but doesn't mention Louisbourg.
691. Letter # 5. D'Anville to his cousin. No place or date. D'Anville tells how he is occupying his time etc. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
692. Letter # 6. D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 14 fev. He speaks of a struggle between the captain of the port and other officials, the scarcity of men to work of d'Anville's projects and hopes his cousin will be able to do something about this.
693. Letter # 7. D'Anville to his cousin, no place or date. D'Anville is afraid the equipment will not be ready on schedule and there is some word about the men available. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
694. Letter # 8. Be D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 25 fev. D'Anville says that the preparations are going very slowly because of the squabble between the captain of the port and the intendent. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
695. Letter # 9. D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 28 fev. D'Anville recommends le Chevalier de Glandevest as captain of the Diamant. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
696. Letter # 10. D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 21 mars. D'Anville is afraid that he asks too many favours. Preparations are going better now. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
697. Letter # 11. D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 8 avril. This is a letter of thanks to his cousin for all that he has done for d'Anville, and regret for the delays. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
696. Letter # 12. D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 18 avril. D'Anville reports on the progress at Brest. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
699. Letter # 13, D'Anville to his cousin, dated Brest, 1746, le 15 This is a further report on the progress of the expedition. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
700. Letter # 14. Observations signed by d'Anville. No place or date. This gives a detailed description of the situation in the harbour at Brest and tells his destination. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
701. Letter # 15. Louis XV to duc d'Anville, dated Versailles, 1746, le 8e avril. In this letter Louis XV gives the reasons for the expedition which concern Louisbourg.
702. Letter # 16. D'Anville to Louis XV, dated Le Northumberland & Brest, 1746, le 16 avril. D'Anville has received the King's letter and will follow the King's orders exactly. His officers are willing to serve and he will not return without having done everything possible to succeed.
703. Letter # 17. Louis XV to the duc d'Anville, no place or date. The King gives news of French fleet and speculates on English naval manoeuvers. He gives d'Anville alternate orders should the season be late.
704. Letter # 18. to d'Anville, no place or date. This repeats the above orders of the King.
705. Letter # 19. Escadre de M le duc D'Envillet no place or date. This letter tells of preparations for the Expedition and the poor progress of the Expedition. The three enterprises of the King were mentioned and discussed.
706. Letter # 20. Montlouet to ..., dated Chibouctou, 1746 le 17 Xbre. This letter reports d'Anville's death and the disaster to the fleet. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
707. Letter # 21. Montlouet to .., No place or date. This letter tells of D'Estournel's despair and suicide. There is no mention of Louisbourg.
708. Letter # 22. Affidavit signed by several to the effect the force was too diminished to attack, on board the Trident, 1746, le ler oct. This is the statement of D'Estourmel giving up his command to la Jonquiere and saying that the squadron could not be recommended to take part in any attack. There is no reference to Louisbourg.
709. Memorandum of the expenses at Louisbourg since taking possession of it in 1749. No date.
710. 1752, le 25 8bre, M. Prevost to dated Louisbourg. This letter concerns the sudden death of M. Degannes at the home of M. le Cte de Raymond.
MG 18 N 15
1. Packet no. 15 of MG 18 (Campaigns of the British Army 1754-60) was consulted, and 4 items selected. The items were all transcripts, of documents in typewritten form.
2. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton were most frequent when the following topics were discussed
3. The references to Louisbourg in these selections are for the most part incidental.
N 15 Campaigns 1754-1760
711. pp. 8-14 Letter from Col. Lawrence to the Earl of Halifax, dated 23rd August 1754. Lawrence reviews the situation in New France and New England and discusses the advisability of a campaign against the French and gives other bits of news.
712. pp. 26-41 Journal of Col. Monckton (May to November 1755) of an expedition against Fort Beausejour. Prisoners were sent to Louisbourg.
713. pp 52-55 Copy of 1 letter from an un-named person, on board the lizard at Coudre near Quebec, dated 5th Sept., 1759. This gives a fairly detailed account of the progress of the siege of Quebec. It mentions the fleet sailing from Louisbourg.
714. pp. 56-59 1759, 13th Sept., near Quebec. "An Account of the Action which happened on the 13th September, 1759 between the English commanded by General Wolfe, and the French commanded by the Marquis de Montcalm." Regiments from Louisbourg are mentioned.
MG 18 N 16
Capture of Louisbourg
1. Packet # 16 of MG 18 (Capture of Louisbourg) was consulted, and 11 items were selected. The items were in transcript form, with the exception of one letter in the original. Contemporary copies.
2. References to Cape Breton Island and Louisbourg were most frequent in documents, dated the early months of 1758, in reference to preparations for the Siege of Louisbourg. Letters were written from William Pitt to Major-Gen. James Abercrombie, Vice-Admiral Edward Boscawen, Ch. Lawrence, and Brig.-Gen. Ed. Whitmore on this subject.
Reference also to future operations after Louisbourg.
3. The letter from the Earl of Loudoun to the Earl of Holderness, dated at Halifax, 5 August, 1757, is incomplete. A transcript of the complete letter is in C.O. 5. Vol. 48, p. 325, so the letter was omitted at this time.
4. The items in this series are not listed according to page numbers.
N 16 Capture of Louisbourg
715. (no pagination) Extract of a letter from Mr. Wm. Pitt to Major General Abercromby dated Whitehall 30th December 1757. Pitt informs of plans for a siege on Louisbourg.
716. (no pagination) Copy of a letter marked "Secret" from Wm. Pitt to Governor Lawrence, dated Whitehall, Jan. 7, 1757. This concerns preparations for a siege of Louisbourg in the Spring.
717. (no pagination:) Letter from Pitt to Boscawen in reference to preparations for the Louisbourg campaign, dated Whitehall, Jan 7, 1758. This mainly concerns Sir Chas. Hardy's part in the preparations.
718. (no pagination) Copy of a letter from Wm. Pitt to Boscawen regarding plans for the siege of Louisbourg, Jan- 7, 1758. This concerns fitting out transport vessels for the troops.
719. (no pagination) Extract of a letter from Pitt to Abercromby concerning the siege of Louisbourg, Jan. 9, 1758, dated Whitehall. This concerns the preparation of transport vessels assembly at Halifax and preparation of artillery and ordnance.
720. (no pagination) Instructions from King George to Brigg General Whitmore. Dated St. James' Court, 27 January, 1758. Whitmore is to have temporary command of the troops. A landing is to be attempted at Gabarous Bay. Whitmore is to remain at Halifax.
721. (no pagination) In case of Whitmore's disability, Lawrence is to take command and follow Whitmore's orders. Letter from Pitt to Lawrence, dated Whitehall, Jan. 27, 1758.
722. Copy of a letter from Wm. Pitt to Abercromby concerning instructions re preparations for the siege of Louisbourg, dated, Whitehall, January 27th, 1758. This concerns the rendez-vous at Halifax and alternative plans should Whitmore be incapacitated.
723. Copy of a letter from Wm. Pitt to Boscawen, dated Whitehall, 23rd February, 1758. The King suggests that Boscawen force the harbour of Louisbourg should it be practicable and aid in future operations at Louisbourg.
724. Letter from R. Townshend to George Ferurs (?) concerning future operations after the siege of Louisbourg, dated Louisbourg, 28th August, 1758. The admiral considers it too late to attempt going up the St. Lawrence River with his fleet and army, etc. Townshend believes that it would ruin the army should Amherst be sent home. He mentions a piece of plunder taken from Louisbourg, and gifts to Lady Ferurs and Lady Dalkeith etc and other bits of news.
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1. The Williamson Papers consist of the diaries, correspondence, notebooks, memoranda, drawings. and maps of Brigadier George Williamson and his son Captain Adam Williamson, both of whom served in the campaigns from the siege of Louisbourg (1758) to the capture of Montreal (1760). These documents relate mainly to the capture of Louisbourg, Montreal, Quebec, St. John's and other French towns and fortresses in North America and the West Indies.
2. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent when the following topics wore being discussed:
3. Several direct references to the town of Louisbourg and its fortifications are to be found under the above headings. The journal of the 1758 attack on Louisbourg (listed. as Number 27 on microfilm) is particularly useful in this regard, as is the correspondence between George Williamson and several British officers during the siege of Louisbourg (listed as Number 23 on microfilm).
4. A map of the sailing route from Louisbourg to the mouth of the St. Lawrence is included among the selections, and mention is made of a plan of Gabarus Bay but it does not appear on the microfilm.
5. References to Louisbourg and Cape Breton are most frequent in documents concerned with the period 1757-1759. After this period references to Louisbourg are usually brief and incidental, concerning minor details of administration and supply.
6. Other items of possible interest on this microfilm are:
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N 21 Williamson Papers - Letter Book.
725. p. 1. 2 August, 1757 Copy of a letter from Col. George Williamson to Marlborough dated Halifax Harbour. He tells of boarding the vessels to sail for Louisbourg and mentions the strength of the garrison at Louisbourg.
726. pp. 1-2 5th August 1757. Letter from Col. George Williamson to Sir John Ligonier, dated Halifax Harbour, He writes of the strength of the French force at Louisbourg and inquires about commissions and supplies. He notes the number of rank and file.
727. p. 2 5th August,1757. Copy of a letter from Col. George Williamson to Viscount Dapplin, dated Halifax. The expedition was to have sailed yesterday but was halted by news of the strength of the enemy's forces.
728. pp. 2-3 5th August 1757. Letter from Williamson to Col. Michelson, dated Halifax. He explains the delay in sailing because of the news received of the strength of the French. He mentions that no proper notification has come through concerning the promotion of several of his officers and asks for clothing for his men.
729. pp. 3-4 6th August, 1757. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Mr Bryant, dated Halifax. This tells of change of plans in the expedition.
730. pp. 4-6 13 August 1757, Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Lt. Col. Desaquillers, dated Halifax. He tells where the regiments will go, comments on Louldoun's character as a commander speaks of landing supplies at Halifax, and describes Halifax.
731. pp, 10-12 15 February - 31 December 1757- "Memoir from 15 February to 31 December 1757 by way of letter to a Friend from Albany in the Province of New York North America presumably written by George Williamson. It traces the course of the expedition, recounts a conversation concerning the strength of the forces at Louisbourg and ends with an account of later events mainly connected with the capitulation of Fort William Henry.
732. pp. 13-14 22 October 1757. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Mr. Frederick, dated Albany. He comments on the military and naval manoeuvers of Loudoun and himself etc, and writes about supplies.
733. pp. 14-15 23 October, 1757. Copy of a letter from Williamson to the Board (of Ordnance?) dated Albany. This concerns supplies for the 1758 expedition and speaks of the state of the defences at Louisbourg.
734. pp. 19-20 3 December 1757, Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Col. Michelson dated Albany. The letter mainly consists of requests for information as to how he should act concerning the command, returns and disposition of various companies and detachments of the regiments, with no reference to Louisbourg. He mentions the need for clothing for his men. Nothing has happened "here" since the disappointment concerning Louisbourg.
735. 26th March, 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance?), dated New York. He speaks of military preparations around Albany for a move to Halifax and speculates on possible operations around Louisbourg.
736. 26th March, 1758. Letter from Williamson to Mr. Bryant, copy, dated New York. Williamson says that his forces are not as large as reported and that he has heard that Bastide will be on the expedition.
737. 26th March, 1758. Letter from Williamson to Col. Desaquillers, dated New York. He asks a favour and mentions the proportion of artillery for the various posts and number of officers.
738. 26th March, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord George Sackville, dated New York. He has learned that Sackville is to command the siege of Louisbourg and that he will be under him.
739. 30th March, 1758. Copy of letter from George Williamson to the Duke of Marlborough, dated New York. He comments on the news of the proposed expedition to Louisbourg and the possibility of its success.
740. 20 April, 1758. Copy of letter from George Williamson to Captain Abercrombie, aide de Camp to General Abercrombie, dated New York. This concerns acquiring horses and provender for them for the Louisbourg expedition.
741. 26th April, 1758. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Captain Macbean, dated "European" at the Hook. This is an attempt to clear up a problem connected with men and supplies for the proposed expedition.
742. 29th April, 1758. Copy of letter from Geroge Williamson to Lord Dupplin, dated Sandy Hook. He contemplates the proposed siege and thanks Dupplin for favours. He has sent money to Mrs. Williamson and inquires about finances.
743. 3rd May, 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to Lord Ligonier, dated Sandy Hook. This is a congratulatory note and mentions that he expects hourly to sail for Halifax and Louisbourg.
744. 21st June, 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to Admiral Boscawen, dated Camp before Louisbourg He informs of their plans of action before Louisbourg, thanks Boscawen for sail tents and asks him to order sloops from Annapolis Royal to the mouth of the East Bay.
745. 21st June, 1758, Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Webdell, dated Camp before Louisbourg. Webdell will report on conditions at the Lighthouse Point.
746. 21st June 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Wolfe, dated Camp before Louisbourg. This concerns giving men relief, and reporting progress of operations,
747. 24thJune, 1758, Copy of a letter from Williamson to Captain Strachey, Dated Camp before Louisbourg. This mentions the relief of officers and asks for an account of defects in the artillery etc. He gives advice re operations.
748. 4th July, 1758. Copy of letter from George Williamson to Captain Strachey, dated Camp before Louisbourg. He gives advice re firing the shells.
749. 4th July, 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to Brigadier Wolfe, dated Camp before Louisbourg. This letter concerns the shot to be used.
750. 5th July 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to General Amherst, dated Camp before Louisbourg. This concerns plans of operations against Louisbourg.
751 5th July, 1758, Copy of Letter from Williamson to Boscawen, dated Louisbourg (Camp?). This deals with plans and progress of operations.
752. 28th July, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord Ligonier, dated Louisbourg. He announced the entry into Louisbourg and recapitulated some of the action of the siege.
753. 4th August, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Col. Michelsen, dated Louisbourg. This contains a list of promotions and Williamson discusses it. In the last sentence Williamson mentions the taking of Louisbourg.
754. 8th August, 1758. Copy of letter from George Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg. This notes the supplies taken at Louisbourg and the work that is being done at the present time. He mentions the soldiers' pay.
755. 13 August, 1758. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Major General Amherst, dated Louisbourg. This concerns sending some officers back to England and he informs Amherst that one embarkation will not be sufficient to take everything that Amherst intends to take on board.
756. 26th August, 1758, Copy of a letter from Williamson to the Duke of Marlborough, dated Louisbourg. This concerns a certain Richard Emerton who is not known to Williamson.
757. 26th August, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg. This concerns supplies and the distribution of officers, loading stores to be sent to Halifax, expeditions to various places and plans to leave some men at Louisbourg for the winter.
758. August 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg. This letter is an explanation of trouble which appears to have over Williamson's failure to supply artillery detachments to the various detachments in North America. Louisbourg is mentioned.
759. 4 September, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg. This concerns the placement of miners and supplies.
760. 8th September, li58. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg. This deals with deficiencies of supplies, inquiries as to how men are to be disposed and recommendations concerning the types of artillery necessary for a successful attack on Quebec.
761. 16 September, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Webdell, dated Halifax. Williamson plans to winter in Boston. There is a passing reference to Louisbourg- - a bet that the British would not take it.
762. 22 September, 1758. Copy of a letter from Williamson to Capt. St. Ferguson, dated Halifax. This concerns the repatriation of a couple of ailing soldiers and recruiting.
763. September 1758. Copy of Colonel Williamson's instructions to the commanding officer of artillery left at Louisbourg, dated Louisbourg.
764. 3 October, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Major General Abercrombie, dated Boston. The only reference to Louisbourg is that the rest of the supplies will be sent to Boston before the Admiral sails from Louisbourg.
765. 20 October, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to Mr Furnis, dated Boston. This letter concerns the removal of stores, his poor health, regulations of the Board relative to the companies of artillery, his problems, shortage of clothing among the troops, failures at Lake George and Duquesne etc.
766. 9 December, 1758. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Boston. He discusses stores etc that will be required for Quebec and compared it with Louisbourg. He left Louisbourg intending to winter at Halifax but was forced to go to Boston.
767. 11 December, 1758. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Capt. Macbean, dated Boston. This is mainly a discussion of plans for the Quebec expedition and mentions that some of clothing allowed for 1757 was found in Louisbourg.
768. 3 January 1759. George Williamson to Capt. Webdell, dated Boston. The letter concerns ordnance stores and other routine matters.
769. 5 January, (1758?). Copy of letter from Williamson to Mr. dated Boston. This letter concerns procuring money and speaks of ordnance stores for Louisbourg and the proposed expedition to Canada.
770. 4 February, 1759, Copy of letter from Williamson to Surveyor General dated New York. He discusses the manufacture and use of a ricochet instrument etc.
771. 26 February, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Capt. Lt. Hay, dated New York. He requests a muster roll and speaks of payment of some soldiers. A Bombadier Heidler got his discharge and there is criticism of Hays Clerk of Stores.
772. 15 March, 1759. Copy of a letter from George Williamson to Captain Godwin, dated New York. This concerns transports for Louisbourg and other unrelated matters.
773. 22 March, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to General Amherst dated New York. Williamson requests Capt. Godwin as field officer but can find a substitute at Halifax or Louisbourg.
774. 22 March, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Godwin, dated New York. This covers a number of topics relative to the preparations at Boston for the Quebec expedition. Several companies and some stores are to be at Louisbourg by April 20th.
775. 28 March, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord George Sackville, dated New York. Several officers including some from Louisbourg are ordered to return to England. 'The letter concerns promotions and replacements and loading the stores for Quebec.
776. 29th March, 1759. Copy of a letter from Williamson to Captain Webdell at Louisbourg, dated New York. This concerns the disposition of officers, promotions, and the preparation of cartridges.
777. 30 March, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Godwin, dated New York. This covers a number of routine matters connected with the forthcoming expedition in which Louisbourg is referred to several times.
778. 9 April, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to General Amherst at Philadelphia, dated New York. This concerns procuring carts, teams of oxen, horses or carters and funds to pay for them; also other supplies and transports. Louisbourg is mentioned.
779. 30 April, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Mr. Furnis at New York, dated Boston. Has unconfirmed report that Saunders has arrived at Halifax; continues with personal messages and mentions that he expects to sail in a week.
780. 30 April, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Webdell at Louisbourg, dated Boston. This concerns taking stores that remained at Louisbourg up the St Lawrence, also his staff.
781. 13 May, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to General Amherst at Boston, dated Nantasket Road. This concerns the oxen and horses that were ordered and payment for the same.
782. 15 May 1759. Copy of signals and orders for the fleet sailing to Quebec from Louisbourg, addressed to Mr. Peter McTigart, Master of the transport 'Happy Return" and with the notation "By Command of the Admiral. Samuel More". Dated "Neptune" in Louisbourg Harbour. Under the heading "Additional Signals and Instructions" are included further orders by Saunders, directing that the fleet will sail from Louisbourg in three divisions.
783. 25 May, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Board of Ordnance, dated Louisbourg Harbour. He announces his arrival at Louisbourg and discusses the powder situation, also other ammunition and men.
784. 28 may 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Major General Belford, dated Louisbourg Harbour. He speaks of a number of routine matters and says that he will sail for Quebec in a few days.
785. 28 May, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to General Amherst, dated Louisbourg Harbour. This letter concerns the disposition of officers, financial problems connected with defraying artillery expenses at Boston, tells that Durell has sailed up the St. Lawrence and about the arrival of the fleet at Louisbourg.
786. 28 May, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Mr. Hancock at Boston, dated Louisbourg Harbour. This concerns finances.
787. 2 June, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord George Sackville, dated Louisbourg Harbour. He requests promotion for a couple men.
788. 2 June 1759. A note headed "June the 2nd [4th], Louisbour harbour" states that Williamson wrote to the Surveyor General re an instrument for laying guns and mortars and other matters.
789. 2 June, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord George Sackville, dated Louisbourg Harbour. This concerns acquiring artillery for the Quebec expedition, and also recruits. He will sail for Quebec in 2 days and he mentions supernumeraries who are returning to England.
790. 10 August, 1759, Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance (?) Sailed from Louisbourg June 4 and describes action up to time of writing.
791. 12 August, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord Ligonier, dated Point Levi Camp. Sailed from Louisbourg on June 4 and describes the action up to the time of writing.
792. 25 August, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Point Levi. This is a duplicate of letter of August 10th and adds further news.
793. 20 September, 1759. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lord George Sackville, dated Point Levi. This is an account of the siege of Quebec, mentioning their departure from Louisbourg.
794. 7 January, 1760. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Boston, This concerns stores from Louisbourg and other places, supplies used at Louisbourg, payment of money for baggage and bounty money for collecting shot.
795. 8 January, 1760. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated Boston. This concerns the cost of cast iron work in Boston and request for instructions; also mentions clothing for several companies.
796. 2 February, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to Lt. Col., Thomas Ord, dated New York. This concerns mostly happenings at Montreal and clothing due the men. Williamson was at Quebec and Louisbourg when some of the problems arose.
797. 2 April, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to the Board of Ordnance, dated New York. In speaking of supplies, Williamson notes that the stores sent from Louisbourg to Halifax had no powder left. He continues writing about supplies.
798. 2 June, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to Captain Ferguson on the Royal Artillery in Halifax, dated Albany. He deals with a number of topics unrelated to Louisbourg but as to baggage and forage money taken at Louisbourg. Williamson supposes the C.O. there ordered it and washes his hands of it.
799. 4 June, 1761, Copy of letter from Williamson to James Furnis, dated Albany. Most of the letter is unrelated to Louisbourg but it mentions muskets and powder at Louisbourg.
800. 8 June 1761, Copy of letter from Williamson to Major Godwin, dated Albany, This letter concerns stores and mentions those which should be sent from Louisbourg.
801. 16 June, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to William Saltonstall, dated Albany. This letter concerns stores and other matters unrelated to Louisbourg. He mentions having intended writing to James and Sibson to Quebec and Louisbourg.
802. 1 September, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to Capt. Yorke of the Royal Artillery at Quebec, dated New York. Most of this letter deals with military matters unrelated to Louisbourg but mentions broken iron guns at Louisbourg.
803. 20 November, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson to Major General Whitmore or the Commanding Officer at Louisbourg, dated New York. This concerns removing 18 iron cannon from the harbour at Louisbourg, and what is to be done with them.
804. 2 December, 1761. Copy of letter from Williamson and Furnis to William Saltonstall, Commissary and Paymaster to the Royal Artillery on the Expedition under the Command of Major General Monckton, dated New York. There was some misunderstanding re the agent's commission and a passport issued by Saltonstall. It mentions payment for shot.
805. 3 May - 30 November, 1758. Journal of the siege of Louisbourg, probably written by Adam Williamson. This covers the period from the sailing of Williamson from the Book for Halifax to his arrival back at Halifax after participating in the siege of Louisbourg and an expedition to Gaspé Bay undertaken by the troops from Louisbourg.
806. 1, 2, 3 August, 1758. Letter from Adam Williamson to "Your Lordship", dated Louisbourg. He gives brief review of the siege of Louisbourg in journal form running from 3 May to 26 July indicating dates on which significant events took place.
807. 10 August, 1759. Letter from George Williamson to Earl Kinouille, dated Bomb Battery against Quebec. The only relevant reference in the letter announced the sailing of the Quebec expedition from Louisbourg.
808. 15 May - 18 September, 1759. Journal of the expedition against Quebec, 1759, probably by George Wlliamson, dated Louisbourg Quebec etc. There are several references to Louisbourg.
809. 1758, n.d. List of intrenching tools brought from England, with Col. Williamson for the siege of Louisbourg.
810. 1759 (?) Undated. Note of a plan of Gabarous Bay, but the plan itself does not appear.
N 28 Louisbourg and Quebec 1750-1760
811. ff. 1-31 No dated. An account of happenings at Louisbourg from 1750 to 1758. ff. 107-132 Description of the 1760 campaign in Canada. Louisbourg is referred to frequently. There are important biographical footnotes in this volume about Louisbourg characters such as Prevost, Vacquelin, etc.
N 29 Louisbourg, 1745-1746.
812. 8 September 1746. M. Litanz to M. Siochan de St. Jouan à St. Malo. Dated Port Chester. This concerns the capture of French ships before Louisbourg.
813. No date (1746) An affidavit concerning insurance on the Notre Dame de la Deliverance taken off the port of Louisbourg the 13th August 1745.
814. No date (1746) A document concerning the ship "La Marquise d' Antin", one of the ships captured before Louisbourg in August 1745.
815. 10th September 1746. Insurance Policy (?) on the ship "Louis Erasme".
816. 10th October 1742. Insurance Policy (?) on the 'Notre Dame de la Deliverance".
817. 10 January 1746. Document concerning the ship "Marquise d'Antin". p. 1-2 are in Portugese and appear to be an account of the value of the cargo and pp. 3-4 concerns a maritime contract between two companies concerning the ship "Marquise d'Antin".
818. 14th September, 1745. Extract from the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty of England. This 4 is a copy of the condemnation of the prize vessel "Le Louis Erasme".
819. No date. (22nd November, 1742 ?) Insurance policy (?0 on the ship "La Marquise d'Antin".
N 30 Hopson, Peregrine Thomas 1752. 1758
820. Item 11 June, 1752. In the Roll of the Foreign Accounts of the 22nd Year of King George the Second. This concerns Hopson's accounts.
821 No date, no pagination. Fees in the Pipe Office on passing the Accot. and for the Quietus of Peregrine Thos Hopson Esqr. late Governor of Louisbourg between the 17th of Sept. 1747 and the 18th of August 1749.
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Sir William. Pepperrell
1. This item consists of the original, or a contemporary copy, of the memorial of Sir William Pepperrell Commander in Chief of the expedition that captured Louisbourg inl745, requesting the payment of arrears in pay and enclosing a copy of a letter of congratulation from the Assembly of Massachusetts. This item was selected and analyzed.
2.Louisbourg is referred to several times, but the reference are general as might be expected in such a context.
N 32 Sir William Pepperrell 1746
822. 1746 (?) no pagination. Memorial of Sir William Pepperrell, Bart. requesting the payment of arrears in pay and enclosing a copy of a letter of congratulation from the Assembly of Massachusetts.