RECOMMENDATION BY THE LORDS OF TRADE
TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AND AGENT FOR INDIAN AFFAIRS
13 May 1756.
To the Right Hon. HENRY Fox, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.
It appearing to us to be of great importance in the present conjuncture, That a proper person should he appointed by His Majesty to manage and conduct the Affairs of the several Nations of Indians upon the Frontiers of His Majesty's Colonies of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, by which means His Majesty's interests amongst the said Nations may he better cultivated and improved and the said Indians be engaged to join His Majesty's troops in such operations as may be undertaken for the defence and security of His Majesty's Colonies against the common enemy. We beg leave to desire you will move His Majesty that Edmund Atkin, Esq., may be appointed Agent and Superintendent of the Affairs of the several nations of Indians upon the frontiers of the several colonies above mentioned, with such salary and allowances to be paid by the Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in America, as to His Majesty shall appear just and reasonable. And we herewith enclose a commission in the form which appears to us to be most proper for this purpose, in case His Majesty shall be pleased to approve of this our humble recommendation.
We are Sir, your most obedient and humble servants,
W. G. HAMILTON.
Whitehall, May 13, 1756
1 July 1756.
Letters to Governors of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, desiring them to give all proper countenance and support to Edmond Atkin, Esq., appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs (set out).