William Shirley, Letter to Tawenoe, 1755

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William Shirley, Letter to Tawenoe, 1755

By His Excellency Major General Shirley
Commander in Chief of all His Majesty’s Forces in North America
To Taweno. Greeting,
By Virtue of the Power and Authority to me Granted by His Majesty, and
reposeing especial Trust and Confidence in your Faithfulness, Attachment and Loyalty
to His most sacred Majesty King George the Second, I Do appoint you the said
Taweno to be a Lieutenant of Indians employed in the present Expedition for
removing the French Incroachments at Niagara and elsewhere on the Lake
Ontario, and you are faithfully to discharge the Duty of a Lieutenant of the Indians
Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms at the Camp at
Oswego on Lane Ontario, the first day of September 1755.
W Shirley

By His Excellency’s Command.
Wm Alexander Secty


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