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- Letter, 10 January 1776, from Lord Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797) of "Montreal" in Kent, England, to Lieutenant Colonel Christie, stating that he will help Christie with efforts for promotion and advising him on steps to take. Amherst also comments on recruits for the British army
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- Jeffery Amherst was born 29 December 1717 in Rivershead, Sevenoaks Parish, Kent County, England to Jeffery Amherst (1677-1750) and Elizabeth Kerril Amherst (d. 1752). Amherst enlisted in the English army in 1735 as an ensign in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards. He rose through the ranks, becoming a colonel in 1756, and a major-general in 1758. That year, he commanded the British troops which captured Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, during the French and Indian War. In 1759, he was appointed commander-in-chief in North America, and directed the troops which took Forts Ticonderoga and Niagara, and Quebec that year, and captured Montreal the following year. Amherst was appointed governor of Virginia in September 1759. He was recalled from command in North America after Pontiac's Rebellion in 1763, but remained governor of Virginia, although he never went to Virginia. In 1768, the British government decided that the governor should live in Williamsburg, but Amherst refused to go which led to his removal as governor in July 1768. Angry, he resigned his commission in the British army, but was convinced to resume it. He was appointed governor of Guernsey in 1770 and appointed to the King' Privy Council in 1772. Amherst was made Baron Amherst in 1776 and appointed general in command of all troops in England in 1778. He was appointed Field Marshall in 1796. Amherst married first Jane Dalyson (1722/3-1763) 3 May 1753 and married second Elizabeth Cary (d. 1830) 26 March 1767. Neither marriage resulted in children. Amherst died 3 August 1797 at his estate "Montreal" in Kent County, and was buried in the family vault at Sevenoaks.
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