Excerpt from Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain, From 1727 to 1783, Vol. 4 of 6
This Adminiftration did not continue long in power, a new one being appointed July I 766, at the head of which the great Mr. William Pitt was fuppofed to ftand, although he had only the o... ffice of Lord Keeper of the privyiseal. He was on this oc cafion created Earl of Chatham. The Duke of Grafton was placed at the head of the Treafury: and the Honourable Charles Townfhend was made Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Earl of Shelburne and General Conway were appointed Secretaries of State; but the General remained in office only until Decem ber, when he was fucceeded by Lord Vifcount Weymouth.
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