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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Preface 12   View pdf image (33K)
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            12                   Preface.







            Halifax, Lord. George Montague, second Earl of Halifax, was

              President of the Board of Trade.

            Halkett, Sir Peter. Came to America in command of a British regiment

              in 1754, and was killed, with his son, at the battle of the Monongahela.

            Hamilton, James (1710—1783), Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania,


            Hanbury, John. A wealthy and influential London merchant.

            Hardy, Sir Charles (1705—1780). Governor of Newfoundland in 1744,

              British Administrative Governor of New York in 1755—1757, and

              Rear-Admiral at the capture of Louisbourg in 1758.

            Holdernesse, Lord. Robert d'Arcy, fourth Earl of Holdernesse, was

              Secretary of State 1751-1761. Died in 1778.

            Innes, James. A native of Scotland, and a citizen of New Hanover,

              North Carolina. Was a captain in Gov. Gooch's unsuccessful expe

              dition against Cartagena in 1740. He commanded the North Caro

              lina contingent against the French in 1754, and the garrison of Fort

              Cumberland in 1755.

            Lawrence, Charles, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia in 1754, and

              Governor in 1756. Brigadier-General in 1757, and took part in the

              siege of Lou isbourg. Died in 1760.

            Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of (1705—1782). He was selected to

              command the forces in America after Braddock's defeat, and arrived

              in July, 1756. He proved a weak and incompetent commander, and

              made himself very unpopular by his embargo on commerce, and other

              vexatious acts, while undertaking nothing against the French. He

              was recalled in 1758.

            Lyttelton, William Henry (1720—1808). Governor of South Carolina,

            1755—60.  Raised to the peerage as Lord Lyttelton in 1794.

            Morris, Robert Hunter (1700-1764). Lieutenant-Governor of Penn

              sylvania, 1754—1756.

            Orme, Robert. Lieutenant in the British army (though usually styled

              “Captain “). He was a favorite with Braddock, whom he accom

              panied to America. He was wounded at the battle of the Monon

              gahela, but recovered, and has left an interesting journal of the


            Pitt, William (1708—1778). Secretaryof State, 1756—1761. Was raised

              to the peerage as Earl of Chatham in 1766.

            Pownall, John. Secretary to Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

            Pownall, Thomas (1723—1805). Lieutenant-Governor of New Jersey,

              1755; Governor of Massachusetts Bay in 1757—60, and of South

              Carolina, 1760—61.

            Robinson, Sir Thomas. Member of the Board of Trade, 1748—49

              Privy Councillor, 1750, and a Secretary of State, 1754—1755. Was

              raised to the peerage as Baron Grantham in 1761.

            St. Clair, Sir John. Lieutenant-Colonel in the British army, and Deputy

              Quartermaster-General for the forces operating against the French.

              He arrived in America in 1755, and was shot through the body at the

              Monongahela, but recovered.



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