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Collection Reference Number GLC09054.21
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 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, enclosing a letter concerning affairs in America
Date 20 April 1756
Author Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)  
Recipient Cavendish, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Encloses a letter to Cavendish concerning the affairs in America and writes to inform him of what has been going on with the possible spy and intercepted letters. "Both these Letters being of the most dangerous Nature, the King ordered me to give Copies of them to Col. suggest to Him the most probable means...for the immediate Discovery of the Author of them." Mentions people suspected of being the author, one Captain George Croghan, another, Mr. Gamble of Londonderry and Mr. Remond Cunningham of Philadelphia. States that Gamble is most likely an alias as "there not being any considerable Person, as I am informed in Philadelphia, of that Name..." Noted as a copy and secret in the upper left hand corner. Gilt edges and watermarked with a fleur-de-lis, V, backward C, I and VI.
Subjects Global History and Civics  Militia  Spying  Corruption and Scandal  French and Indian War  France  
People Fox, Henry, Baron Holland (1705-1774)  Cavendish, William (1720-1764)  Webb, Daniel (d. 1773)  
Place written London, England
Theme Foreign Affairs; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Cavendish was First Lord of the Treasury and most historians consider him Prime Minister during this service.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859