Jehu Hay journal  1763-1765
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The Jehu Hay journal (212 pages) is a diary kept by a lieutenant of the 60th Regiment (Royal American) while stationed at Detroit from May 1, 1763, to June 6, 1765. In the journal, Hay provided a firsthand account of the Ottawa, Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Huron siege of Detroit, led by Pontiac, between May and October 1763. Hay recorded entries almost daily and described the political and military news coming into Detroit. He discussed the internal operations of Fort Detroit and gave a British perspective on the colonial/Native American relations in the Great Lakes region, along with details on skirmishes and casualties.

The Hay Journal has been published:

Hough, Franklin Benjamin. Diary of the Siege of Detroit in the War With Pontiac. Also a Narrative of the Principal Events of the Siege. Albany: J. Munsell, 1860.

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