|Title||Joseph Frye document set|
|Date||1763 July 30 [deed]; n.d. [letter].|
|Description||2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with deed; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Frye, Joseph, 1712-1794
Shirley, William, 1694-1771
French and Indian War
|Scope & Content||
Joseph Frye document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with deed; 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.D.S., 1763, July 30; deed conveying one sixty-fourth of the town [now Fryeburg, Maine] to Andrew McMillan. Witnessed by Paul Burbeen and James Abbotjunn.
A.D.S, n.d., no address, to Governor Shirley [New Hampshire]; request that Gov. intercede in a forgery prosecution brought against Robert Rogers of Merrimack whom Frye had employed to enlist 24 men.
Joseph Frye, 1712-1794; colonial mil. officer in the Continental Army. Gen. Frye served his town and state with fidelity in civil life, and his country with distinction in the field. In recognition of his military services as Col. at the surrender of Fort William Henry to Montcalm in 1757, Commander of the forces of Mass. Bay, at the capture of Louisburgh 1758, he received from Mass. a grant of the township which bears his name (Fryeburg, Maine).
William Shirley, 1694-1771, colonial governor in British North America, b. England. He became a lawyer and in 1731 emigrated to Massachusetts. In 1741 he became governor of Massachusetts. He opposed the issuance of more paper money, and in the war with France he promoted the successful expedition (1745) against Louisburg . British specie payments for the expenses of that expedition helped redeem the paper money and stabilize the colony's currency. Shirley led (1755) an unsuccessful expedition against Canada in the French and Indian War and was briefly commander of British forces in America after the death (1755) of Gen. Edward Braddock. He was removed as governor in 1756 but cleared of charges of treason concerning the Canadian expedition. He served (1761-70) as governor of the Bahamas and retired to Roxbury, Mass. His correspondence was edited by C. H. Lincoln (1912).
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|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|