This Most Disagreeable Step

By His Excellency the Right Honorable JOHN Earl of DUNMORE, His MAJESTY’S Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of VIRGINIA, and Vice Admiral of the same. A PROCLAMATION. As I have ever entertained Hopes that an Accommodation might have taken Place between GREAT-BRITAIN and this colony, without being compelled by my Duty […]

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

Nephew of the second Earl of Dunmore, at fifteen years he was appointed page to Charles Edward Stuart (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) and, with his father William Murray, was a participant in the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, after which the Murrays were placed under house arrest. ¬†After his father’s conditional pardon in 1750, he joined the […]