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This newspaper article, printed in the Maryland Gazette on May 22, 1755, was originally published in London’s Gentlemen’s Magazine in January 1755 to drum up support for the French and Indian War. It demonstrates the British perspective on why this war was worth fighting. The anonymous author described the economic value of each of the American colonies, highlighting the commodities each produced.
When twenty-six-year-old Henry Knox, the Continental Army’s artillery commander, penned this letter to his wife, Lucy, on July 8, 1776, patriot morale was at a low point.