French and Indian War

Lord Fairfax to Maryland Governor Horatio Sharpe, September 24, 1753

extracted from

Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe, Volume I, 1753-1757, edited by William Hand Browne
(Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1888), page 7.

[Fairfax to Sharpe.]
Frederick Septemr the 24th 1753.


Yours I received by Mr Young, by which I perceive Lord Baltimore designs to dispute with this Province which is the head Spring of Patowmeck the length or North Branch as Run out by the Commissioners between his Majesty and me in the year 1736.

I am intirely that the South would be much to my Advantage, and therefore think it improper for me to Appear therein, and that the Governor of Virginia and your Excellency should transact that Affair if his Lordship should obtain his demand, I must insist upon a new Line between his Majesty and me to the Southward. I heartily wish this Climate may be agreeable to your Excellency. I remain

Your humble Servant Fairfax

To his Excellency Horatio Sharpe
Governor of Maryland.

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