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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 discussing the issue of a spy under William Shirley's command and intercepted letters
|27 March 1756
|Montagu-Dunk, George (1716-1771)
|Written in reply to Fox's letter concerning the spy and intercepted letters. Agrees that the affair has now become a major issue, "well deserving the immediate attention of his Majesty's Servants..." Suspicious of Pennsylvania troops, as their destination is unknown by anyone. "I think appearances are Such as will not only justify, but do require his Majesty's Servants to take Every Measure of Precaution, however unpalable to Suspected Persons, that may best tend to the Security of his Majesty's Service." Notes an enclosed letter in the postscript, sent by Lord Barrington. Does not know for whom the letter is intended. Gilt edges. Scored left hand margin. Watermarked with a fleur-de-lis, V, backward C, I and VI.
|Global History and Civics Military History Spying Corruption and Scandal French and Indian War France
|Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of (1716-1771) Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774) Barrington, William Wildman, Viscount (1717-1793)
|Foreign Affairs; French & Indian Wars
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Barrington was the British Secretary at War and later Treasurer of the Navy.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859