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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to James Innes
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
July 04, 1755
Volume 05, Page 409

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 80.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Colonel Innes.

July 4th, 1755.

Sir:

I wrote You so lately y't I desire to be refer'd to my former [letter]. Y'rs of 18th June I received only two Days ago. Y'r Situat'n, with so many Women and sick People, is not very agreeable. I shall endeavour very soon to send You forty or fifty Men, as we are inform'd some Parties of Ind's appear'd on our Frontiers and y't of M'yl'd and committed some Murders. I have laid the Intelligence before the Ho. of Burgesses, and am in hopes they will qualifie me to repell their Designs. I hope the Gen'l is in Possess'n of the Fort by y's Time. I am concern'd the Ind's by direct'n of the Fr. sh'd insult us so near Y'r Fort, and y't You have not Men to chastize them. Pray God protect You and grant us a happy Issue of y's just Expedit'n. I sincerely am,

S'r, Y'r aff. Friend, &c.