William Hair ? Shirley's Regiment 1756

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William Hair ?  Shirley's Regiment 1756 - extract oj a reiser jrom an Ufficer at UsarUs -...
extract oj a reiser jrom an Ufficer at UsarUs - t - wnt . othernvife tailed No. 4, in the Proving of New Hampjhire, dated OBober 4,. 1 756. ' " This Day arrived here one Enos Bifliop, an Englilh Captive from Canada, who was taken from Contoocook above two Years fince - He left Canada 26 Days ago, in Company with two other Englilh Captives, viz. William Hair, late of Brook - field, enlifted into General Shirley's Regiment, and taken at Ofwego j the other (Name unknown) taken from Pennsylvania. They came away from Canada without Gun, Hatchet, or Fire - Works", and with no more than three Loaves of Bread, and four Pounds of Pork ; as they fuffcred much for want of Provifions. his Companions were not able to travel any farther than a little on this Side Cowafs, where he was obliged to leave them laft Lord's Day, without any Sultenance but a few Berries. Six Men were this Evening lent out to look after them, but it is to be feared they have periflied in the Wildernefs.' " baid Bilhop informs, that he was at Montreal when the French Army returned from Ofwego, and that the French General made his Return to the Governor of 1800 Prifoners taken at Ofwego (though fome made the Number lefs), fix killed, and eight wounded. He fays the Prifoners taken at Ofwego told him, that they were only Canadi ans that attacked rort fepperrell j that they fought . 1.f - rn.r. .,.:.V. A . J l. "T If . uuiw sajro wim niton nuns 1 aiiu mai ui. ivicr - cer in the other Fort made Signals three Times for the Englifh to quit Fort Pepperrell, which the Commanding Officer there would not Obey ; That then Col. Mercer fent an Order to the faid Officer, requiring him aJ foon as he faw a Bomb u . .1 r . t . . . 1 . iiuuwn over uic roru, 10 piug up ine cannon, ana deftroy the Ammunition, and leave it, which he accordingly did, and retired to the next Fort. - That Evening the Enemy began to intrench in bight of our Men, who would have fired on them, but were not permitted, till the Enemy had plant,' ed fix Cannon . Then our Gunner fired, and - " ' ' "difmounUd

Clipped from The Maryland Gazette04 Nov 1756, ThuPage 2

The Maryland Gazette (Annapolis, Maryland)04 Nov 1756, ThuPage 2
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