21 June 2013

British Reach Fort de Chartres

Although France definitely gave up her claims to the region west of the Alleghany Mountains in 1763, the British were unable to relieve the French garrison in the Illinois region until 1765. ...in the summer of that year [1765] General Gage sent orders to Fort Pitt directing Captain Sterling, with a detachment of the 42d Regiment, to proceed down the Ohio river to the Illinois country.

One example of a resident of Fort de Chartres mentioned in The Spanish Regime in Missouri:  Ignance la Gouthrie lived at Kaskaskia, probably related to, or a son of, Edward la Gouthrie, who was an Indian interpreter and came from Canada with Lieutenant Frazier to Fort de Chartres in 1765.

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