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Collection Reference Number GLC07850
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title Robert Dinwiddie to Horatio Sharpe about forces from Ireland
Date 1 March 1755
Author Dinwiddie, Robert (1693-1770)  
Recipient Sharpe, Horatio  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description This letter makes a reference to the upcoming meeting of Braddock and several colonial governors at the Council of Alexandria on April 14, 1755, where the decision to undertake vigorous actions against the French was made. Braddock's well-known defeat at the hands of the French took place on July 9, 1755. William Shirley (1694-1771) was the governor of Massachusetts from 1741-1756.
Subjects French and Indian War  Government and Civics  Military History  
People Dinwiddie, Robert (1693-1770)  Sharpe, Horatio (fl.1755)  
Place written Williamsburg, Virginia
Theme French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770) was Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1751-758. Horatio Sharpe (1718-1790) was colonial governor of Maryland from 1753-1768. Sharpe was also the Royal Commander in Chief of all British Forces and commander of colonial forces for the protection of Virginia and adjoining Colonies until superseded by Major General Edward Braddock (1695?-1755) in 1755.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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