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[FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, CROWN POINT EXPEDITION]. GRAHAM, Reverend JOHN, Chaplain of Connecticut Troops. Two autograph manuscript journals kept by Reverend Graham during two different campaigns of the French and Indian War, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, 11 June - 13 August 1756 and Havana, Cuba, 25 September - 25 October 1762, together 53 pages, 8vo, 160 x 100mm. (6 1/4 x 4 in.), moderate browning, occasional spotting [Bound with:] GRAHAM. Six autograph sermons preached by Graham, dated between 1746 and 1774, 97 pages, 8vo; the journals and sermons bound together in nineteenth-century red half morocco, with a specially printed title-page (dated 1877), and an 1876 autograph letter, 8 pages on Graham's genealogy. Bookplate of Francis Hastings Toone.

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[FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, CROWN POINT EXPEDITION]. GRAHAM, Reverend JOHN, Chaplain of Connecticut Troops. Two autograph manuscript journals kept by Reverend Graham during two different campaigns of the French and Indian War, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, 11 June - 13 August 1756 and Havana, Cuba, 25 September - 25 October 1762, together 53 pages, 8vo, 160 x 100mm. (6 1/4 x 4 in.), moderate browning, occasional spotting [Bound with:] GRAHAM. Six autograph sermons preached by Graham, dated between 1746 and 1774, 97 pages, 8vo; the journals and sermons bound together in nineteenth-century red half morocco, with a specially printed title-page (dated 1877), and an 1876 autograph letter, 8 pages on Graham's genealogy. Bookplate of Francis Hastings Toone.

A CONNECTICUT CHAPLAIN ON THE CROWN POINT AND HAVANA EXPEDITIONS

In a small, even hand, Reverend John Graham, pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Suffield, Connecticut before joining the army, recorded his experiences with the Connecticut regiment commanded by Major General Phineas Lyman (1715-1774). In brief, unadorned entries, he describes daily events of marches and encampments, especially the Crown Point Expedition, and mentions many key sites of the conflict on the northern frontier, including Fort Edward, Fort William Henry, Ticonderoga, Fort Massachusetts, Wooderick, Fort Winslow, Fort Hardy (Saratoga). His second journal describes the expedition to Havana, Cuba, with details of garrison life and the ravages of disease among the provincials on that expedition. Journals of the French and Indian War campaigns are rarely offered for sale.

11 June 1765: "...[S]et out from here in the Expedition to Crown Point..." 8 July 1756: "There was a party of men about 300 sent of[f] under the command of Major Stores to go up to the forts, and if Distressed to relieve them. 'Twas also reported that there was a Number of Battoes [boats] filled with the Enemy that turned the point that runs into the Lake, in fair Sight of the Fort...This evening returned the scout...from Fort Massachusetts...and reported that they found 2 men Dead, one of which was Lt. Grant...found with Tomahogg [sic] in
his Back..." 11 July 1756: "The joyfull news of the Victory obtained by Col. Bradstreet over the French and Indians, about Nine Miles this side of Oswego. Lost on our side 40, and 20 Wounded; took 2 captives, about 60 guns...and killed a Great No. not Certain how many..." 16 July: "...Arrived at Fort Winslow at Still Water..." 17 July: "Continued our March...I came by Water with Genl. Lyman, & also the Artillery...were transported by Water to Fort Hardy at Saratoga. The Army arrived..." 20 July: "Arrived at Fort Edward about 12; encamped..." 26 July: "...The Team and Waggons...came from Ft. Wm. Henry and informed us that...a Party of French and Indians...attacked our men looking for ye Oxen. Killed and Scalped Two Rhode Is[land] Team[s]ters...Capt Lotride had a bullet shot thro' the fore peak of his Hatt. But our men with boldness withstood them, drove them off...." 28 July: "Genl. Winslow moved off with 1360 men to Fort William Henry. Labour under great discouragements for find my business but mean in the eyes of many..." 2 August: "A party of men sent to mend the Road...about four miles from the Road in the Side of a Swamp discovered the Enemy and fired upon them. The Enemy returned the fire with Hideous Yells and Large Numbers Rushed out, that our men were obliged to Escape..." 8 August: "One of the small scouts return[ed] and bro't word that a large Number of Enemy Lay in a Swamp within a few Miles from the Camp. Genl. Lyman Order'd a Party of Four Hundred to be immediately sent out under...Col. Fitch...but made no Discovery of the Enemy..." 13 August: "Joyfull News came this day to Camp that the Stockbri[d]ge Indians were come into Fort Wm. Henry and had bro't in two french Scalps and report the Enemies Camp at Ticonderoga looks to be bigger than the camp at Fort William and this place both together. That they have Eight Store Houses and a Great Number of Barrels lying on the Shore, and Battoes a great many..."

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