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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to Arthur Dobbs
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
October 10, 1755
Volume 05, Page 438

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[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. p. 235.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Governor Dobbs.

Oct'r 10th, 1755.

Sir:

The inclos'd L'r came to my Hands a few Days ago. Be so good [as to] forw'd those for So. Caro. and Georgia by first Opp'ty. An Ex's last Night from F't Cumb'l'd gives Acc't of 150 Fr. and Ind's surround'g y't F't. [They] have killed and scalp'd near 100 of our People, and cut off the Comunicat'n between the F't and the Inhabit'ts. Reinforcem'ts are sent to the F't. These Things w'd probably not have happen'd if the three Independ't Compa's had rem'd there, as the military Law cannot be put in force on our People but conjoin'd with Regulars. I wish for Col. Innes's return. I have no Acc't of Y'r Steers being deliver'd, but Y'r son's Co'y shall be p'd. I am much hurried, [it] being the first day of our G[enera]l Court. We all join in kind Complim'ts to you, Son and Nephew. I am

Y'r Ex's most ob'd't h'ble serv't.