Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to James Innes
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
Volume 05, Pages 369-370
[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 1. P. 504.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Colonel Innes.
Feb'y 18th, 1755.
To Qualify You to state Your Acc't with No. Car., I herewith send You Colo. Hunter's Acc'ts, Sales, and Do. Current, and Y'r Acc't with me in w'ch I give You Cr. for the Balla. of Hunter's Acc't amo'g to [£]456 9s. 2d., w'ch, w'n the Things charged on the Debit side is accounted for, I will pay. S'r Jno. St. Clair comes up to review the Recruits and to discharge such [as] he may think not fit for Service. As he is a Gent. greatly known in military Affairs, I desire You will do w't he may direct. He was sorry for the Step You took in send'g for
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the Men from Winchester. He will give You his Reasons for it. In stating Y'r Acc't with Y'r Province, I think You may justly charge 10s. per Day for the Time You have been in Service, and I have good Reason to believe it will be allowed, and y't will not hinder me from paying You properly from this Dom'n. The Forces are daily expected, and S'r Jno. is very earnest in hav'g Provis's lodged at Winchester, w'ch I have ordered accordingly. What You proposed relat'g to Y'rself is tho't not eligible, but You will be properly taken Care of, and You may speak freely to S'r Jno. on y't or any Thing else, and on the Gent's Arrival be assured I shall do any Thing in my Power for Y'r Service, and am, with great Regard,
Sir, Y'r affect'e Friend, &c.