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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.250.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Military instruction for Major General William Johnson during the French and Indian War
Date 17 June 1755
Author Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Gives Johnson instructions for administering "the Defence and Protection of his Majesty's Territories against the French at Crown Point...and for removing Encroachments already made there..."
Subjects French and Indian War  Military History  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  France  
People Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774)  Johnson, William (1715-1774)  
Place written Norwalk, Connecticut
Theme French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Fitch was the Royal Governor of Connecticut. General Johnson helped formulate British policy toward native peoples at the Albany Congress in 1754 and was made superintendent of Iroquois affairs in 1755. Johnson's 1755 expedition against Crown Point was unsuccessful, but he did defeat the French under Baron Dieskau at Lake George that year and built Fort William Henry.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859