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Letter from William Person to Arthur Dobbs
Person, William, 1700-1770
April 30, 1756
Volume 22, Pages 366-367



May it Please your Excellency Inclosed is a Muster Roll of the Regiment of Granville County, with the Number of Men & Condition of their Arms, the Best that I am at Present able to Render, also the List of Officers, with the dates of their Commissions, as will appear by the list. There is several of the Captains, since their Commissions were dated, is Removed. I have with the advice of the other field Officers, Appointed others to Succeed them. Robert Parker in Behalf of John Forohack, as also Evan Raglin in behalf of John Glover, & William Massey in behalf of William Person. John Martins Commission never Came to hand. Am Glad it did not, for

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in my humble Opinion, he is not a proper Person for that Office, but if your Excellency Thinks proper, I’d Recommend Sugar Jones to Command Part of Phileman Hawkin’s Company, which you’ll Observe is Large ’Enough to Divide. I hope your Excellency will Please to send Commissions for the above with some Blanks for Subalterns.

In Regard to your Instructions from time to time shall ever Render due Obedience, & am Sir,

Your most obedient, humble Servant,

30th April, 1756.

P. S. For want of Proper Returns from the Several Captains touching the Condition of their Ammonition I can’t give you a certain account thereof, but I am Induced to think it Scarce & not to be got.

W. .P


Letter from Colonel Person to his Excellency.