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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Page 324   View pdf image (33K)
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324 Correspondence of Governor Sharpe,

Oporto or on board the Ships in the Harbour. His Majesty
out of His Paternal Care for His Subjects, has dispatched
£50000 in Effects, vizt Salt Beef, Pork, Butter, Flour, Rice
&c. as Relief to His Subjects, and His faithfull Ally the King
of Portugal.
Inclosed is His Majesty's Speech to Both Houses of Parlia-
ment. On an Address to the Speech, after a long Debate
whether the Russians & Hessians Troops should be taken into
the Pay of Great Britain, the House divided 311 for, against
105. — Sir George Lyttelton is made Chancellor and Under
Treasurer of the Exchequer in the Room of Mr Legge who has
resign'd. Mr Fox Secretary of State in the Room of Sir Thos
Robinson replaced in the Wardrobe Office. Mr William Pitt
Paymaster to the Army and Mr George Grenville Treasurer of
the Navy with others, are said, will resign or be out.
Yours of the 15th of September gives My Lord Comfort, in
which you mention" you have not heard that any Enemy has
been seen in the Province since Col Dunbar left us" Col
Ellison in America is appointed Colonel of his Regiment, who
'tis said is ordered home as Deputy Governor of Gibraltar.
I hope the Provincial Troops of Virginia will answer Govr
Dinwiddie's Expectations, and that Maryland has or will Assist
therein. My Lord desires by the Earliest opportunity you'l
send a General Account of what Aid His Province has given
and done for His Majesty's and the Publick Service during
these dangerous times; The Account is necessary, the Lords
for Trade and Plantations having notify 'd the same to the
Agents here of the American Colonies, mention'd to be laid
before the King and Parliament.
By yours of the 6th of October the Forces with Governor
Shirley at Oswego being but 1400 men seems of no Advantage
against the French well secured at Niagara Especially as ours
are in want of Provisions; His Lordship hopes His Assembly
will acquiesce in sending Commissioners to Albany, impowering
them with the Commissioners of the Neighbouring Colonies to
Consult of proper Measures for the Interest of the Common
Cause, and to Stipulate for necessary Supplies each Province
shall furnish before the Ensuing Spring. — Your inclosed I have
sent to your Brother John as also yours to Sir Thos Robinson,
your future Letters you must address to Mr Fox Secretary of
Inclosed is a Letter to Mr Lloyd the Agent sealed with
a flying Seal, on your reading it please to put a wafer under
the Seal and deliver it him. you will observe his Conduct with
regard to My Lord's Affairs, which if he does not alter by better
Conduct, he must resign or His Lordship will order his Dis-
mission from his office; as this may happen, His Lordship

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