Grants and Warrants. Page 445.
COMMISSION TO SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON, BART.,
TO BE COLONEL OF THE SIX NATIONS OF INDIANS AND AGENT AND SUPER-
INTENDENT OF THEIR AFFAIRS.
17 February 1756.
GEORGE THE SECOND, etc., To our trusty and well-beloved Sir William Johnson, Bart., Greeting.
We reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, courage and good conduct, do by these Presents constitute and appoint you to be Colonel of our faithful Subjects and Allies, the Six United Nations of Indians and their Confederates in the Northern parts of North America, and you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you shall receive from our Commander in Chief of our forces in North America now and for the time being or any other your superior Officer according to the rules and discipline of War; and we do also constitute and appoint you our sole agent and superintendent of the said Indians and their affairs, with the Annual Salary of six hundred pounds sterling, payable quarterly at the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the year, out of such sums of money as shall be in the hands of the Commander in Chief of our forces in North America for the time being, applicable to the service of America ; to hold, exercise and enjoy the said office and employment with the several respective salaries, perquisites and advantages during our pleasure. And we do hereby direct our said commander in chief of our forces in America for the time being whose commands and directions you are punctually to observe in all matters relating to affairs of the said Indians to take effectual care, that the said salary of £600 be duly paid and satisfied to you according to our will and pleasure herein declared.
Given at our Court at St. James's the 17th day of February 1756 in the 'Twenty Ninth Year of our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command,
14 May 1756.
[Similar Grant to Edmond Atkin, Esqre., to be agent for Indian Affairs.]
“appoint you to be our agent for and Superintendent of the affairs of our faithful allies the several nations of Indians inhabiting the frontiers of our colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia.”