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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1754-1764
|Military instruction for Major General William Johnson during the French and Indian War
|17 June 1755
|Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774)
|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..."
|French and Indian War Military History Government and Civics Global History and Civics France
|Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774) Johnson, William (1715-1774)
|French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859