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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"
|Henry Fox to Colonel Daniel Webb regarding the transportation of troops
|27 March 1756
|Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)
|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.
|Global History and Civics Military History Spying Corruption and Scandal French and Indian War France Navy
|Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774) Webb, Daniel (d. 1773) Shirley, William (1694-1771) Campbell, John (1705-1782) Abercrombie, James (1706-1781)
|Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime; French & Indian Wars
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859