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Circular letter from Thomas Robinson, Baron Grantham to the American governors
Grantham, Thomas Robinson, Baron, 1695-1770
August 28, 1755
Volume 05, Page 420

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol. 74.]
Circular to the Governors in No America.

Whitehall Augt 28th 1755.


The Lords Justices having thought it necessary to appoint, without Loss of Time, a Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, in the Room of the late Major General Braddock, who was killed in the unfortunate Affair of the 9th of last Month on the Mononghela; I am to acquaint you, that Major General Shirley is ordered to take upon Him, till His Majesty's further Pleasure shall be signified, that command, with like Powers, with which Major General Braddock held the same, and as Mr Shirley is furnished with Copies of every order, Letter, and Instruction, that has been sent from hence, at any Time, to, or received from His Predecessor, you may correspond with Him, and apply to Him upon Every Occasion, and upon all Points, in such Manner, as You was empowered to do, to Major General Braddock, and you will not only regularly observe such Directions, as you shall receive from Him thereupon; But will also transmit to Him forthwith Copies of your whole Correspondence with the late Major General Braddock, since His first Arrival in North America.

I am &c.