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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Preface 10   View pdf image (33K)
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            Abercromby, James (1706—1781), Major-General. Commanded the

              British forces in America after the recall of Loudoun.

            Albemarle, William, Earl of (1702—1754), was British Ambassador at

              the Court of Versailles.

            Amherst, Jeffrey (1717-1797). He was sent out to America with the

              rank of Major-General, after the recall of Loudoun in 1758, and was

              successful in the operations in Canada and on the lakes. In I 763 he

              was made Governor of Virginia, and was raised to the peerage in



            Anson, George (1697—1762), the celebrated navigator. Created Baron

              Anson, 1747. First lord of the Admiralty 1751-56, and 1757.

            Beicher, Jonathan (1 681-1757). Governor of Massachusetts, 1730-1741;

              of New Jersey, 1747-1757.

            Blair, John (1689—1771). President of the Virginia Council, and acting

              Governor of Virginia in 1757—58.

            Boscawen,Edward (1711-1761). Rear-Admiral, ‘755; Vice-Admiral, 1756.

              In conjunction with Amherst, who commanded the land forces, he

              reduced Louisbourg and Cape Breton in 1758.

            Bouquet, Henry (1719—1766). Lieut.-Col. in the British army in 1756.

              Brig.-General 1765. He co-operated with Forbes in the reduction of

              Fort Du Quesne.

            Braddock, Edward (1695—1755). After more than forty years of

              uneventful service in England and on the Continent, he was made

              Major-General in 1754, and appointed to command the operations

              against the French in America, where he arrived Feb. 20, 1755. On

              his arrival he summoned a council of Governors, at which four expe

              ditions were decided on: against Niagara, Crown Point, Louisbourg,

              and Fort Du Quesne. The last expedition Braddock commanded in

              person; and falling into an ambuscade of a small body of French and

              Indians, on July 9, 1755, when about 7 miles from the fort, his

              advance was routed with great slaughter, and he was himself mortally


            Bradstreet, John (1711—1774). Adjutant-General to Gov. Shirley in

              1755. Served against Ticonderoga and Crown Point 1758—59.

              Major-General 1772.

            Calvert, Cecilius. Son of Benedict Leonard, fourth Lord Baltimore,

              and uncle of Frederick, to whom he held the place of Secretary for


            Calvert, Frederick, sixth and last Baron Baltimore. He was born in

              1731, and succeeded his father, Charles, in 1751. In 1753 he married

              Lady Diana Egerton, youngest daughter oIthe Duke of Bridgewater,

              from whom he afterwards separated. He seems to have cared little

              or nothing for his Province, except as a source of revenue; and his



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