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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to Arthur Dobbs
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
November 10, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 646-647

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 546.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Governor Dobbs.

Nov. 10th, 1756.


Y'r L'r of the 2d I rec'd Yesterday. The Packet for L'd Loudoun goes by a F'd to Phila'a, to be from thence forwarded by Post. Our

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Assembly voted £8,000 to raise Recruits for the Royal Am's, and £2,000 for the Cherokees and Catawbas, expected in to our Assist'ce, but we are disapp't'd of the Catawbas by the ill-Timed officious Advice of Mr. Osborne and Mat. Tool, w'ch information I have from Maj'r Lewis, and I send it You enclos'd, and any Person hav'g Y'r Como. endeav'g to interfere with Gov't Aff's, particular'y in so essential an Aff'r as to prev't our f'dly Ind's from com'g to our Assist'ce. You are to judge w't such officious Insolence deserves, and I hope you will make strict enquiry to y's bad Conduct.

There was no Difference between y's Co. and M'yl'd in reg'd to the Com'd of F't Cumb'l'd, but in reg'd to a Person pretend'g under an old Com'o. from H. M'y's to take Place of any Gov'r's Com'o., tho' in fact, his Com'o. was cancel'd by tak'g a Sum of Money in lieu of Half-Pay. I sent a Messenger to the Tuscaroros, who have promis'd to join the Nottoways and come in here, but Y'r good Offices with those People will be of Service. I never rec'd any Acc't or receipt from Mr. Campbell ab't his Beaves, w'ch I desire You may order him to send me. Besides the Mo. p'd Y'r Order, I advanc'd the Driver upw'ds of £10 w'n he came to our Back Parts. I hear nothing from L'd Loudoun, but I hope by y's they are gone to Winter Q'rs, being too late to keep encamp'd. I wish Sec'ry Spaight joy in his marriage. We all join in kind Respects. I am,

Y'r Ex'cy's most h'ble serv't.