Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to James Innes
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
Volume 05, Pages 371-372
[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 1. P. 519.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Colonel Innes.
Mar. 7th, .
I rec'd Y'rs of the 21st Ult'o, and as S'r Jno. St. Clair will probably be With You before y's, I must refer You to him. I sent Y'r former Let's to Carolina forw'd some Time since, and shall soon write the Gov'r the Reasons for Y'r Remaining at the Camp. My Money is exhausted,
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hav'g p'd to Mr. Dick 2,000£ last Week. Calender was to deliver the Horses at the Camp, and on produc'g a Receipt he has my Obligat'n to pay him, and if he does not Comply I must order a Prosecut'n, and the same for Perkins. The Flour from Phila'a will come dear; but as there is a Waggon Road from thence to Winchester, it's tho't Proper to make y't Place the Magazine, and I have wrote Mr. Allen accordingly, but have not re'd his Answer. I am much hurried, and must therefore leave off, assur'g You I am with Respect,
Y'r affect. Friend, &c.
P. S.—Gen'l Braddock I expect this Night from Hampton, two of the Transports being arrived.