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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Page 323   View pdf image (33K)
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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe. 323

with His Additional Instructions since of the 27th of October
last, particularly relating to Popery Acts of Parliament. — Your
having had Notice from His Lower House of Assembly by an
Address recited in their Journal dated the 23d of June last, of
Persons in Office of Government charged as if offending
against those Acts.
He thinks it Necessary to Signify to you some Clauses, as
parts of Statutes in Law through the Dominions of His
Majesty's Realm, and reminds you thereof (not with the least
doubt of your want of obedience thereto) as main Guards to
our happy Establishment. He also directs me to warn you
against the Jesuits and all Popish Priests &c. and to require of
His Magistrates in the Province to watch and to punish their
transactions and offences agreeable to the Laws. — Indeed the
present Dangers Cause general Care to take heed and secure
such prescribed real Enemies to our King Church and Gov-
ernment, the Protection of which My Lord is happy and all
belonging to His Province in your Principles and Sincere
Assiduity therein, and of your justly maintaining the Publick
The London Gazette Extraordinary October 30th wherein is
an Extract of a Letter from Governor Wentworth to the Right
Honble Sir Thomas Robinson one of His Majesty's Principal
Secretary's of State, dated at Portsmouth in New Hampshire
September the 10th 1755, a Printed Copy of which Letter I
inclose to you, writ by Major Johnson from the Camp at Lake
George September the 9th 1755, on His March with His
Majesty's Forces to Crown Point, and meeting with the French
on their March towards the Encampment at the Carrying Place
where some of our American Troops were posted. The Action
that Insued thereupon is Glorious on the English Side, And
By Mr Johnson well Conducted, and gained by him with Mili-
tary Skill and Bravery by the officers and Troops.
The Baron Dirskau the French General in His Conduct
seems to have fallen into an Ambuscade like Major General
Bradock on his March to Fort Du Quesne. Mr Johnson here
is in high Esteem and as a Distinguishable Mark of Reward
for his real Service, His Majesty has dignifyed him with the
stile and Title of a Baronet.
Under Cover are Votes of the House of Commons contain-
ing a Message from His Majesty to the House on the deplorable
Event on the first of last month by an Earthquake at Lisbon. —
Since from Portugal the Damage said is very considerable,
the King's Palace is reported down with Publick Edifices and
many Houses of which the Tops almost in General fell in; It
is said the Earth did not open, some Inhabitants are destroyed
in the Ruins, but few English; who are mostly retired to

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