A Guide to the James Montague Letter to the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, 1775 October 22 Letter, James Montague to the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy MS 2000.40

A Guide to the James Montague Letter to the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, 1775 October 22

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2000.40


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 2000.40
Title
James Montague Letter to the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy 1775 October 22
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Montague, James
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

James Montague Letter to the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, Manuscript #MS 2000.40, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1931


Biographical/Historical Information

James Montague (1752-1794) was a captain in the Royal Navy. On 14 Nov. 1775 he was posted to the Mercury. In December 1776 he was sent to England with the despatches announcing the capture of Rhode Island by Sir Peter Parker and General Clinton. He then returned to North America; but on 24 Dec. 1777, coming down the North (or Hudson's) River, the Mercury struck on a hulk which the enemy had sunk in the fairway, and became a total wreck. Montague was tried by court-martial at New York, but was acquitted of all blame. In the battle off Ushant, on 1 June 1794, Montague was killed. A monumental statue, by Flaxman, is in Westminster Abbey.

Scope and Content

Montague writes concerning the bill drawn in favor of George Hastings of the ships "Rebecca" and "Frances Transport" for boatswain and carpenter's stores.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Montague, James, 1752-1794
  • Hastings, George, fl. 1775
  • Corporate Names:

  • Frances Transport (Ship)
  • Great Britain. Royal Navy
  • Rebecca (Ship)
  • Subjects:

  • Naval Stores

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Montague, James, 1752-1794
  • Hastings, George, fl. 1775