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French & Indian War 46th Regiment of Foot Land Grant Per "His Majesties Proclamation of the 7th October 1763."

December 4, 1766-Dated French & Indian War, Manucript Document Signed, "Edw Chandler - Ens 46th Regiment" at New York, Very Fine.

An original Manuscript Document Signed "Edw Chandler Ens 46th Regiment", 7.25" x 7", New York. Being a Manuscript Discharge and Land Entitlement for Sergeant George Hales, who served in "His Majesties 46th Regiment of Foot." Here, Hales receives Land for his military service, Granted by "His Majesties Proclamation of the 7th October 1763." Signed at lower right by Chandler, and on back by George Hales and Peter Vandenvoort. Endoresed by George Hales on the reverse with his "X" mark. Easily readable, well written in rich brown ink and very clean. A nice, original French & Indian War and 46th Regiment of Foot document.



Additional Information:

The 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, created in 1741. In 1749 the Regiment was stationed in Ireland, where they remained for eight years. Whilst they were in Ireland, the Seven Years' War broke out, and the 46th were relocated to Nova Scotia.

During their time in Canada, the 46th were involved in several battles, including: Assault on Fort Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758;..... Assault and Capture of Fort Niagara, July 25, 1759;..... Assault and Capture of Fort Lvis, August 25, 1760;..... Capture of Montreal,September 8, 1760. In 1762 they fought in the Caribbean, taking part in the following actions: The Capture of Martinique, 1762;....Assault and Capture of the Heights of Morne Tartenson, January 24, 1762;..... Assault and Capture of the Heights of Morne Garnier, January 27, 1762;..... Capture of Fort Royal, February 4, 1762;... Capture of Havanna, Cuba, 1762;....Storm of the Moro Fort, July 30, 1762;.... Siege and Fall of Havanna, August 13, 1762.

In the American Revolutionary War of Independence the 46th Regiment of Foot fought at and involved with the Capture of Long Island, August 28, 1776; Capture of New York, 1776; Capture and Reduction of Fort Washington, 1776; Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11, 1777; Action of Paoli's Tavern, September 20, 1777; Capture of Philadelphia, 1777; Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777; Action of Monmouth Court-House, June 28, 1778; Assault and Capture of Bedford, September 5, 1778 Assault and Capture of Martha's Vineyard, September, 1778; Invasion and Capture of St. Lucia, December 30, 1778; Defence of La Vigie, December 18, 1778; and the Capture of St. Eustatius, 1781.
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