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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1757-1761
Volume 9, Page 564   View pdf image (33K)
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564 Correspondence of Governor Sharpe.

arm'd Vessells, which the Enemy had upon it, and which Gave
them a superiority over our Boats & Batteaus, I accordingly

Caused Vessells to be built for the purpose, which having
been finished & arrived here the 11th Inst. I set out the very
Evening of that day with a Detachment of the Army & pro-
ceeded with the whole in search of the Enemys Vessells, three
of Which ours came up with & drove into a Bay where the
Enemy themselves Sunk & ran them on shoar; the fate of the
fourth is not yet known, but whether or not she be taken or
Destroyed, we are now not the less masters of the Lake, and
had the Weather permitted, nothing could have prevented the
Attempt of penetrating into Canada but the Winds while I
was out have proved so obstinately contrary and the season
already so far advanced, that I have been Compelled to Return
to this place where I arrived with my Detachment Yesterday
I am with great regard,
Your most obedient Humble Servant
Jeff Amherst
His Excellency Govr Sharp


[Amherst to Sharpe.]

New York 21st February 1760
With His Majesty's Commands for the Reduction of all
Canada, received last Night, I likewise had the Copy of Mr.
Secretary Pitt's Circular Letter to the Northern & Southern
Governors of the 7th January last, the Original of which goes
Enclosed, and whereby You will See that His Majesty having
Nothing so much at heart, as to Improve the great & Import-
ant Advantages gained the last Campaign in North America,
and, not doubting that all His Faithfull and Brave Subjects
there, will Continue most Chearfully to Co-operate with, and
Second to the utmost, the large Expence and Extraordinary
Succours, Supplied by the Kingdom of Great Britain for their
preservation & future Security; And His Majesty Considering
that the Several Provinces, from Pensylvania Inclusive, to
the Southward are well able, with proper Encouragements, to
furnish a Body of Several Thousand Men, to join the King's
Forces in those Parts, for some Offensive Operations against
the Enemy; And His Majesty not Judging it Expedient to
Limit the Zeal and Ardor of any of His Provinces, by making
a Repartition of the Force to be raised by Each respectively,
for this most Important Service, He (Mr Secretary Pitt) is
Commanded to Signify to You the King's pleasure, that You

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