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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to James Innes
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
June 24, 1755
Volume 05, Pages 408-409

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 75.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Colonel Innes.

June 24th, [1755.]

Sir:

I now congratulate You on being appointed G'r of F't Cumb'l'd. I wish You had told me the No. of Men the Gen'l left with You and if I sh'd send You some more Men. Y'r Acc'ts shall be sent to No. Car. as soon as I have a little Time. You may be assur'd of my Int't in backing the Gen'ls Applicat'n Home in Y'r Favo. I think You can have no Money to pay the Gen'l out of the [£] 12,000 of No. Car. w't may rem'n of y't I conceive must be in the President's or Pay M'r's Hands, and I think You sh'd have wrote pointedly on y't Subject, as the G'r is an entire Stranger to these Transact's. I shall write them properly

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to allow You 10s. per Day, w'ch, I hope, they will not object to, and I am endeavour'g with our Committee to get You a proper Allowance for Y'r great Trouble. That Health and Happiness may attend You is the sincere wish of

Y'r affec. Fr'd and humble serv't