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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to the Board of Trade of Great Britain
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
February 24, 1756
Volume 05, Page 566

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[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 354.]
Governor Dinwiddie to the Lords of Trade.

Feb'y 24th, 1756.

R't Hon:

By y's Ship I send a small Box directed to Y'r L'd'ps. It cont's the Acts of Assembly for the two last Sessions. I c'd not possibly send them sooner, as they were not fairly ingrossed. You will please observe there are two Acts for issu'g Paper Curr'cy—one for £20,000, the other for £40,000—w'ch the great Scarcity of Silver and Gold and the pres't Emergency of our Aff'rs made it absolutely necessary, and I took Care y't the time for call'g them in and pay'g them off sh'd be short. Therefore hope, for the above Reasons, my Conduct will meet with Y'r Approbat'n for giv'g my Consent to these Bills, and I assure You with't the above Curr'cy we c'd do noth'g in support of the Exped't'n. In y't Box is the List of Shipp'g enter'd inwards and outwards for the last six Months end'g last X'mas. I beg [you] to be refer'd to my other L'r per y's Opp'ty, and I rem'n with dutiful Respects,

R't Hon., Y'r L'd'ps' most ob'd't h'ble serv't.