Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to Arthur Dobbs
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
Volume 05, Pages 393-394
[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 4.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Governor Dobbs.
Mar. 17th, [1755.]
I have the pleasure to acqu't You of the Transports from Irel'd are all arrived, and the Forces in perfect good Health, not one sick. They are ordered for Alexa'a, for w'ch Place I proceed To-morrow with Gen'l Braddock. He has sent for Gov'r Shirley to meet him at Annapolis,
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when, I believe, the Plan of Operat's will be concerted, and on my return, shall write You, and hope Y'r Son, with his Co'y, will soon be at Alexa'a. The Bearer, Capt. Dalrymple, is appointed Commander of Johnson's Fort, in Y'r Province, by Gen'l Braddock, he w'd have been appointed at Home, but a Delicacy in regard to Mr. Braddock prevailed. He is recommended by L'd Halifax, Anson and several others to me and the Gen'l. I recommend him to Y'r F'dship, and hope Y'r Assembly will allow him so much per An. Your Message to Your Assembly is very proper and well wrote, but too long for our News Paper. I, therefore, took the Liberty of incert'g Paragraphs, as in y't Channel it will be more universally seen. I must refer You to Colo. Hunter's Let. enclosed, in reg'd to y'r Pork and Beef. I think You have provided sufficient Provis's for the Troops for Six Mo's. I have presented Y'r Complim'ts to Gen'l Braddock, and [he] desires his to you. My Wife and Girls join me in Kind Respects to you, Son and Nephew, and I am, with Sincerity and in great Truth,
Y'r Ex's most obed't h'ble Serv't.