Pepperrell sentence example
- Pepperrell served in the Massachusetts general court (1726-1727), and in the governor's council (1727-1759), of which for eighteen years he was president.
- In 1745 he was commander-in-chief of the New England force of about 4000, which, with the assistance of a British squadron under Commodore Peter Warren, besieged and captured the French fortress of Louisburg, the garrison surrendering on the 16th of June and Pepperrell and Warren taking possession on the following day.
- For his services Pepperrell, in November 1746, was created a baronet - the only New Englander so honoured.
- See Usher Parsons, Life of Sir William Pepperrell, Bart.