Conservation of the Thomas Gage papers (1754-1807), Vol. 11 (English Series), January-April 23, 1768
Major Tad W. Miller
The Gage Papers reflect the expansive geographic scope of the Revolutionary period. This volume includes content about frontier conflicts in Virginia, political activity in Boston, and shipwrecks in the Caribbean.
- Tensions escalate with various Indian tribes as border disputes continue.
- Lord Hillsborough becomes Secretary of State for the colonies.
- Sir Henry Moore requests additional powers over the military for civil governors in North America.
- The British create an extensive new policy for interacting with Indians.
- The Boston Assembly and the Speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly compose letters articulating rising colonial opposition to the Townshend Acts.
Special Notes About this Grouping
This letter reflects on the “insults” Native Americans have experienced from the “Frontier People, who persist to settle on their Lands, not only without their consent, but in Contradiction to their warmest Remonstrances, and the Endeavors that have been used to remove them.”