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Expedition under Col Haviland against
Canada; Genl Amherst by Mohawk River
Major Salah Barnards orderly book
Camp Att Albaney May the 29th 1760
The Companeys of montgumrys Regt
to march tomorrow att 5 o’clock they will Receive
their Waggons in Proportion to their Number to carry
Camp acquippage and Baggage to Sanacety by Applying
to Colll Broadstreet all the men on duty of that Regt
to be Relieved this Evening their cullers to be loged in
the fort in the same mannar as those of the Royals
Maj.r Campbell will Receive Orders from the General
the Orders given the 1st of May Last year att Albaney
Relating to the granadiers and light Infantry filling
of the battallions and Posting of Officers
The Serj.ts taking their firelocks and Leaving
their halberts and Only 1 Drummer being Allowed Per Compy
the Rest Put in their Rank- no woman being Permited to
go in the Reg.t Or to follow them the method in Marching
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Salah Barnard served in the army throughout the French and Indian wars and returned to Deerfield in 1765 with the commission of major. This journal was kept by Major Barnard at Albany, New York, in May of 1760, and details incidents regarding an "expedition under Col. Haviland against Canada" and "General Amherst by Mohawk River." The spelling is irregular, to say the least, but is not unusual for the time period. Upon his return to Deerfield, he restored an old house and kept a store and, like most of the men in town, practiced farming.
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Excerpts from Major Salah Barnard's Orderly Book
| author Salah Barnard (1725-1795)
| date May 29, 1760
| location Albany, New York
| height 7.75"
| width 6.25"
| process/materials manuscript, paper, ink
| item type Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
| accession # #L99.178
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