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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
March 19, 1759
Volume 06, Pages 17-18

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 72.]

Sir [Secretary Pitt]

I take the Opportunity of my Son's going to his command at Gibraltar in the English Fusileers to inclose to You a Duplicate of my former Letter of February and of the Address of the Council of this Province to His Majesty least the former should miscarry.

I detained my Son from his Post as I thought it for His Majesty's Service to employ him in the Provincial Service here, as we had no Officers here who cou'd be depended upon to discipline the Troops,

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where he served 2 Campaigns the first under General Braddock where he had the Command of 2 Companies, and the other in New York as Major over three Companies, where being seized with a confirmed Rheumatism he was prevented from serving in the following Campaign.

I beg leave to introduce him to you for Your Countenance in Case he should have Occasion to apply to you in your Department either on his own Accot or upon any Applications to be made to you from this Province, in which His Majesty's Service or the Good of this Colony may be promoted, and hope you will continue Your Goodness to this Province in procuring us the Dividend of the £50000 voted for the Service of the Southern Provinces of this Continent, and to reimburse us in part for our further Expence upon your last Letter.

I heartily congratulate you upon the Continuation of Our glorious Success in the French Islands, and hope by the Assistance of Divine Providence that the settled peace and Security of these Colonies, and of the Protestant Interest and Liberties of Britain and Europe, will be confirmed, by the vigorous Measures you have instilled and prosecuted in your Administration in your Southern Department Another vigorous Campaign may enable His Majesty and the King of Prussia to insist upon the Restoration of the Edict of Nantes, as well as other advantages to the Protestants in Germany and Hungary, for which You have my most fervent Prayers.

I am with great Respect Sir &c

19. March 1759.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter enclosed an earlier letter from Dobbs - See Related Documents.