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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to James Innes
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
May 10, 1755
Volume 05, Page 402

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 35.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Colonel Innes.

May 10th, 1755.

Sir:

Y'rs of the 3d Curr't by Jenkins I rec'd. I am sorry You have always been kept so scarce of money, w'ch I c'd not help. I have applied to the Committee for Your Pay, and shall be glad if I can succeed, and think You ought to charge No. Car. for Pay, and I shall endeavour to make it up to You. I p'd Maj'r Carlyle for y't Draught on Colo. Hunter, [£] 71, 17. 7. My Affairs have been so perplex'd y't it has not been in my Power to supply You with the small Necessaries You write for, and You know the Difficulty of forwarding them from y's [place]. To hire a Vessel, You know, will be monstriously expensive. I never have gone throw so much Fatigue in my Life. Our Assembly [is] now siting and seem very backward in giving any further Supplies, w'ch vexes me. My Service to all Friends. My Wife and Girls join me in kind Respects, and I am,

Sir, Y'r very humble serv't.