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Letter from Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont to Arthur Dobbs
Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763
November 27, 1762
Volume 06, Pages 736-737

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Secretary Lord Egremont to Governor Dobbs

Whitehall 27 November 1762


The Pacquet Boat which sailed from New York in June last, having been obliged to throw the Mail overboard to prevent its falling into the hands of the Enemy, Your Letter to Me, referr'd to in One You wrote on the 30th April to Sr Jeffry Amherst, has never come to hand, and I did not receive a Copy of that abovementioned to Sir Jeffery Amherst 'till the 27th past, with the Duplicate of His Dispatch of the 15th June This Circumstance will account for my not having sooner communicated to You His Majesty's Sentiments on the undutiful Behavior of the Assembly of your Province, in obstinately persisting to refuse any aid to His Majesty, either by a Levy of Provincials, or by raising Men for that necessary Service of recruiting the regular Forces, which last was a Measure so strongly recommended to them by the King; You will therefore express to the Assembly of North Carolina, in such manner as You shall judge most proper, His Majesty's high Disapprobation of their Conduct, by which they have justly incurred the King's Displeasure; At the same time I have the Satisfaction to assure You that His Majesty is sensible of the Zeal you exerted in order to bring your Assembly to a due Sense of their Duty, & the King very much approves your Resolution to endeavour to raise the 134 Recruits, required by Sir

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Jeff. Amherst, notwithstanding the Assembly had refused to concur in any Measure for that Purpose.

I am with great Truth Sir &c