Instructions to General Braddock relating to his command in North America, 1754 November 25.

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George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760. Instructions to General Braddock relating to his command in North America, 1754 November 25.

Instructions to General Braddock relating to his command in North America, 1754 November 25.

There are three separate instructions. The first instructions order Braddock to America to assume command and concern the levying and provisioning of troops, alliance with the Indians, and the ending of illegal trade with the French. He concludes with directions to Braddock to acquaint himself with recent events "relating to the Summons of the Fort which was Erecting on the Forks of the Monongehela, and the Skirmish that followed soon after, and likewise of the Action in the great Meadows, near the River Ohio ..." a direct reference to George Washington's recent expedition to the Ohio, though Washington is not mentioned by name. Private instructions concern action to be taken if the colonies do not raise sufficient funds to support the troops. Secret instructions, actually drafted by King George's son, the Duke of Cumberland, order Braddock to conduct a multi-objective campaign against the French forts on the Ohio, the falls and passes of the Niagara, Crown Point on Lake Champlain, and Fort BeauseĢjour in Nova Scotia. Among the British and colonials mentioned in the document are Sir John St. Clair, Deputy Quarter Master General; Sir Peter Halkett, Commander of the 44th Regiment of Foot; Colonel Thomas Dunbar of the 48th Regiment of Foot; Viscount Augustus Keppel, naval commander and later first lord of the Admiralty; Robert Dinwiddie, Lt. Governor of Virginia; Sir William Johnson, colonial superintendent of Indian affairs; Sir William Pepperell, Massachusetts merchant, politician and soldier; Charles Lawrence, governor of Nova Scotia, and William Shirley, Governor of Marssachusetts.

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