a colonial governor in maryland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3in the 27th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain the King, and in the 3rd year of His Lordship's Dominion, Anno Dom. 1753. ' J. Ross. Hoeatio Shakpe. ' God Save the King.' Passengers with Captain Coxen on this tedious twelve weeks' voyage were the Rev. Matthew Harris, his Lordship's chaplain ; John Ridout, Esq., his Excellency's secretary ; Dr. Upton Scott, his Excellency's physician; Mr. Daniel Wolstenhohne, merchant, and Mr. John Murdock. A word must be said here to introduce the new governor and his companions. Horatio Sharpe was a native of Yorkshire and one of a numerous family, some of whom distinguished themselves in the literary and political world. He was born near Hull, Yorkshire, in 1718, and therefore at the date of his arrival in America was in his thirty-fifth year. His eldest brother was the celebrated Dr. Gregory Sharpe, a prebendary in Salisbury Cathedral, chaplain to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and to George m., and Master of the Temple. Their mother lived at this time in Marlborough Street, London. Governor Sharpe's commission as captain in Brigadier - General Powlett's regiment of marines, dated 1745, and also his commission as lieutenant-colonel of foot in the West Indies are still extant.1 His character as an administrator, a friend and a citizen, public and private, is portrayed textit{in the annals of Maryland. An important member of that company on the textit{Molly 1 The original commissions were bequeathed by Governor Horatio Sharpe to his secretary, Hon. John Ridout, and are now in the possession of the latter's great-grandson, Wm. G. Ridout, M.D., of Annapolis, to whom I am indebted for much private information contained in family letters of the time which have never hitherto been published. GOVERNOR HORATIO...
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