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Circular to the Governors in North America 


The King, being determin'd that Nothing shall be wanting, towards the Support of his Colonies & Subjects in No. America, has commanded me to signify to you His Majesty's Intention to augment the Regiments in British Pay (vizt not only Sir Peter Halkets, & Colo. Dunbar's but, likewise Those, which are now employed in Nova Scotia,) to the Number of 1000 Men, each; To which End, you will correspond with Major General Braddock, or the Commander of the King's Forces for the time being, from whom you will receive Directions for the sending such Contributions of Men, as shall be wanting, and to such Places where the same shall be quarter'd or employed, under his Command. 

As there is, probably, a considerable Number of Persons, as well among the Natives of America, as among such Foreigners, who may be arrived there from different Parts, particularly from Germany, who will be capable and willing to bear Arms upon this Occasion; The King does not doubt, but that you will be able, by Care and Diligence, to effect this intended Augmentation and to defray the Charges of levying the Same from the Common Fund, to be established for the Benefit of all the Colonies collectively in No. America, pursuant to His Majesty's Directions, signified to you, by my Letter, of the 26th. of October last, for that purpose; And as an Encouragement to all such Persons who shall engage in this Service, it is the King's Intention (Which you will assure them, in His Majesty's Name) That They shall receive Arms and Cloathing, at the King's Expence, and That They shall not only be sent back, (if desir'd) To their respective Habitations when the Service in America, shall be compleated & ended, but shall be entitled, in every respect, to the same Advantages with those Troops which may be already raised in Consequence of your former Orders. 

I am &ca.

T. Robinson.

P.S. I have received your Letters of 

Govr of Pensylvania 

Augt. 8th., Octr. 25th., & Novr. 5th. 


Sepr. 23d., Octr. 25th., & Novr. 16th. 

New York 

Octr. 8th., & 21st., & Decr. 15th. 

New Hampshire 

Octr. 10th., & Decr. 13th. 

New Jersey 

Novr. 5th. 

Massachuset's Bay 

Novr. 11th. 


Octr. 26th. & 30th.

Drat of Circular to the Governors in North America.
23d. January 1755.
by Mr. Johnston.
Duplicates sent Feby. 14th.