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Collection Reference Number GLC09054.08
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" 
Title Henry Fox to Colonel Daniel Webb regarding the transportation of troops
Date 27 March 1756
Author Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)  
Recipient Webb, Daniel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Instructs Colonel Daniel Webb about the transportation of troops. Webb is to "take upon [him] the Command of the Forces ordered to embark there (Plymouth), & to proceed in the ship" where they are to be part of the convoy to New York. Expects the quick arrival of Lord Loudoun and Major General Abercrombie, but in the meantime, urges Webb to "take upon you the Command in North America, supercede Maj. Genl. Shirley, & do all the Good, & prevent all the Mischief that you can." Noted as a copy in the upper left hand corner. Watermarked with a large nine cm. seal on the first leaf and a smaller seal on the second leaf bearing the letters GR with a crown.
Subjects Global History and Civics  Military History  Spying  Corruption and Scandal  French and Indian War  France  Navy  
People Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)  Webb, Daniel (d. 1773)  Shirley, William (1694-1771)  Campbell, John (1705-1782)  Abercrombie, James (1706-1781)  
Place written London, England
Theme Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Webb was the interim Commander-in-Chief of North America in charge of British forces in North America after Shirley was relieved of his post.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859