Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe 1753-[1771] Volume 9

Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe 1753-[1771] Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: think, that if they do with any force it is as certainly their own. I do not hear that the Maryland Company has lost more than two Men by Desertions, we have beside them a Command of about 2o at a small Fort on Tonallaway Creek for the Protection & Satisfaction of the distant Inhabitants, w" as well as the Company is supported out of the Subscription Fund, till something farther can be done for his Majestys Service 8: our Protection. I have not learnt that any Mischief has been lately done on our Frontiers but I am told the Country is entirely deserted for 30 Miles below Fort Cumberland since Col Dunbar marched. I suppose your Express will inform you that he has now left Phil" & is proceeding to N York so that if he makes Dispatch Letter Bk. 11. the Troops may I apprehend be at Albany in a fortnight or 3 weeks 8: I hope as he has left us, he will be time enough to be of some Service to General Shirley, on whose account I assure you I am not without some fears 8: Apprehensions. I am impatient to hear from him for if he can but succeed, I flatter myself twill not be very difficult to reduce the Enemy's Garrisons on the Ohio let them be as strong as they may, when they have taken proper measures at home to make us unite, or for another American Campaign. pray did you obtain a Militia Law if you did send me a Copy whereby You'll oblige S'._. Shirley to Sharpe. S_ Camp at Oswego Sept. 9"' 1755 ir As it may be acceptable to your Honour to know the Situation of the Service, which is under my immediate Care, I transmit you the following account of it. The last Division of the Forces under my Command were twenty Six Days upon their march from Schenectady to this Place, where they did not arrive...
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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895339
  • 9781236895332