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Circular letter from William Pitt, Earl of Chatham to the American governors
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
February 05, 1759
Volume 06, Page 8

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind: Vol. 77.]
Circular to Governors in North America.

Whitehall, Febry 5th. 1759


The King having been pleased to appoint Rear Admiral Saunders to be Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Ships employed or to be employed, in North America, I am to signify to you, the King's Pleasure, that you do transmit to Rear Admiral Saunders all Intelligence relative to his Department, in the manner as you was directed to do by my Letters of the 19th February and 30th December 1757, to the former Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships; And it is also the King's Pleasure, that you do, on any Application from Admiral Saunders or the Commander in Chief of the King's Ships use all legal Methods to supply him with such a Number of Sailors and Workmen from your Province as he shall at any time, require for His Majesty's Service.

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