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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Papers of British Secretary of War, Henry Fox, relating to Braddock's defeat near Fort Duquesne and the recall of William Shirley due to the "Intercepted Letters Scandal"
|George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, to Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, discussing a letter written by William Shirley
|19 March 1756
|Montagu-Dunk, George (1716-1771)
|Discusses a letter William Shirley wrote to William Johnson "in which he (Shirley) proposes Sending the Indians of the Six Nations to the Ohio." Writes about a suspicious affair and a letter that might prove damaging. Signed "Dunk Halifax" Scored left-hand margin. Gilt edges and watermarked with a seal and "Pro Patria."
|Global History and Civics Military History American Indian History Spying Corruption and Scandal French and Indian War France
|Montagu-Dunk, George (1716-1771) Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774) Shirley, William (1694-1771) Johnson, William (1715-1774)
|Foreign Affairs; French & Indian Wars; Native Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Montagu-Dunk was the 2nd Earl of Halifax and the British President of the Board of Trade. He helped to found Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and foster trade, especially with North America. He later became First Lord of the Admiralty and became Secretary of State of the Northern and Southern Department. Fox was the British Lord of the Treasury in 1743, Secretary at War and member of the Privy Council in 1746, and in 1755 became leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for the Southern Department and a member of the cabinet under the Duke of Newcastle. Shirley was the British governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1759.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859