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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Preface 11   View pdf image (33K)
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      selfishness and indifference to the welfare of his people did much to

      render them hostile to the Proprietary government. He travelled

      on the Continent for some years, and produced two or three books of

      no value, which brought him a cut from the lash of Sterne, who

      satirises him as "Mundungus" —a name given to the poorest kind of

      tobacco. He died at Naples, September 14, 1771, without legitimate

      children. By his will he bequeathed the Province of Maryland to his

      illegitimate son, Henry Harford, a minor.

    Cresap, Thomas. A native of Yorkshire, England, who settled in

      Western Maryland before 1742. He was skilled in woodcraft and

      Indian fighting, and took an active part in the BORDER="0" skirmishes

      between the Marylanders and Pennsylvanians. lie was commissioned

      as captain of a militia company (riflemen) in I 754. He was also a

      skilful surveyor, and made the map of the sources of Potomac in the

      present volume (p. 72). Cresap is said to have lived to the age of 106.

    De Lancey, James (1703—1760), Lieutenant-Governor of New York,



    Denny, W., Deputy-Governor of Pennsylvania, 1756—1759.

    Dinwiddie, Robert (1693—1770). He was both in Scotland, and was

      for a time, it is believed, a merchant in Glasgow. Collector of Cus

      toms in Bermuda, 1727, and in 1738, Surveyor-General of Customs

      of the southern ports of America. In 1751 he was appointed Lieu

      tenant-Governor of Virginia. He memorialised the British Gov

      ernment on the subject of the military designs of the French in the ‘

      Ohio valley, and sent Washington (then major of militia) to remon

      strate with the invaders, and afterwards, with a small force, to protect

      the settlers. Dinwiddie was very active, though with more zeal than

      military capacity, in the operations connected with, and following,

      Braddock's expedition. He was recalled, at his own request, in

      1758, anddied in England in 1770.

    Fairfax, Thomas, sixth Baron Fairfax (1691—1781). His father, by his

      marriage with Catherine, daughter and heiress of Lord Culpeper, had

      succccdcd to the title to a tract of over 5,000,000 acres in Virginia

      between the Rappahannock and the Potomac rivers, which had been

      granted by Charles II. to Lord Hopton and others. He settled in

      Virginia in 1745.

    Fauquier, Francis (1720—1768), succeeded Dinwiddie as Lieutenant-

      Governor of Virginia in 1758.

    Forbes, John (1710—1759). Brigadier-General in 1757, and Adjutant-

      General in the expedition against Louisbourg. In 1758 he commanded

      the expedition against Fort Pu Quesne, which was abandoned by the

      French on November 24.

    Fox, Henry (1705-1774). English Secretary at War 1746—1756, when he

      resigned the office to William Pitt. Created Baron Holland in 1763.

    Haldimand, Sir Frederick (1718-1791).   A native of Switzerland, entered

      the British army in 1754, came to America in 1757, and took part in

      the attack on Ticonderoga and the defence of Oswego.



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