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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 George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, discussing the issue of a spy under William Shirley's command and intercepted letters
|27 March 1756
|Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)
|Same as previous (GLC09054.10). Discusses the issue of a spy under William Shirley's command and intercepted letters. Urges that Shirley be sent back to England as soon as possible and maintained as the Governor of Jamaica, a position to which Shirley had been recently appointed. "I cannot depart from an Opinion nor refrain from giving my Advice that Shirley be immediately sent for to England. He must not stay in North America in any Capacity...I shall be glad if your Lordship will join in my Advice to recall Shirley instantly." Noted as a copy in the upper left hand corner. Writing appears to have been pounced towards the end. Scored left hand margin. Gilt edges and 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 Caribbean
|Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774) Montagu-Dunk, George (1716-1771) Shirley, William (1694-1771)
|Foreign Affairs; French & Indian Wars
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from Henry Fox to George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, discussing the issue of a spy under William Shirley's command and intercepted letters