Dreer Collection. Letters, 1765-1771 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Title: Dreer Collection. Letters, 1765-1771
Collection identifier: 596
Extent: 2.0 items
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Scope and Contents: This collection includes a copy of a letter and abstract from Gen. Thomas Gage and a letter from Col. John Wilkins concerning Native Americans and military affairs in the Illinois Country. Specific references are made to the occupation of Fort Chartres by the British, the nature of different tribes after the Pontiac uprising, and the problem of getting food through to British troops. The copies are transcripts of the originals in the Dreer Collection in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.