Two letters of Christopher Kilby, Esq., one of Sn Vill1an Pennerrell, Bart., and the Instructions of General Braddock to Colonel Shirley,â governor of the province of Massachusetts, appear in following pa; .T he original papers are the property of Captain Luther Dame, of Newburyport, Mass., by whose courtesy copies were taken by Charles V. Tuttle, Esq., and placed in my hands for publication in the IIISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL Ri-zclsmrc. hese and other Pepperrell papers came into Captain Dame spossession from his maternal uncle Medical Director Charles Chase, U. SN who was born in Kittery, Maine, and lived ibr many years in the Sparhawk House. As will be seen, they relate to matters of public mterest, and contain facts that have never before appeared in print. For he explanatory notes upon these papers, and for the sketches of two important personages therein named, I have drawn inaterials, as far as possible, from original sources, some of which are indicated in foot-notes. Considering the distinguished career of Lieutenant-general James St Clair, and of Admiral Sir Charles Knowles, it seems strange that neither of them has been counted worthy of notice in any biog aphical dictionary, in America or Europe. Tlns omission IS hardly less strange than that the name of Admiral Knowles is not mentioned in our American histories, except in connection with a disturbance in Boston, in November 1747,-an affair of no political significance whatsoever. Oc ro1s Ei:, 1874. -....... .,.
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