re: book, Public Archives of Canada, 1885. Canadian Archives. Sep 16 (1766 ? ) James Adair wrote to Gov. Johnstone,
about the same time -
G.B.P.R.O. Mississipi Provincial Archives : English Dominion. p.411. No. 18. From Robert Adair, London 22 Aug 1765. "Sir. I have taken this opportunity to Write to Governor Johnston, informing him I ............ "
book "Major Farmer of Mobile" p.128. James Adair. Major Farmer had the sole responsibility for maintaining law and order among Indians and Indian traders. ................................ Notes on James Adair, the author, and Commodore Governor George Johnstone.
p.324 James Adair book : “...the learned, cheerful, patriotic Governor of West-Florida..” (present day Panhandle, west of the Mississipi River).
George Johnstone (of the Earl of Annandale family), ( fourth son of Sir James Johnstone of Westerhall , Dumfriesshire, Scotland ?) was Capt. of the Royal Navy and Governor of Florida, d. 24 May 1787, will proved 12 June 1787, special retour 10 Nov 1809. His older brother, Sir William Johnstone b. Oct 1729 at Westerhall, Scotland, ( m. 1760 Frances Pulteney), was one of the richest men in America and England, who had land in New York State.
George Johnstone returned to England in 1767 and entered parliament, 1768-74 M.P. for Cockermouth, 1774-80 Appleby, etc. He was a member of the Carlisle Peace Commission during the American Revolution. In London George (prior to 1787) dined with Fox (and the young son of Robin Adair ?).He may have secured a seat in parliament for (serjeant ?) James Adair. (Was Appleby also a seat of an Adair ?)
He would have been in London when James Adair, the author, was there.