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(1692–1727) royal customs official and lieutenant governor of Virginia (1751–58), born in Glasgow, Scotland. His demand (sent via then-Major George Washington) that the French commanders leave the lands south of the Great Lakes claimed by the British crown and the colony of Virginia precipitated the French and Indian War (1754–63).


From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

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