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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to Henry Fox, Baron Holland of Foxley
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
March 26, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 576-577

[B. P. R. O. Am: & W. Ind: Vol. 70.]
Letter from Governor Dobbs.

Newbern 26th March 1756

Sir, [Secretary Fox]

The Commissioners I sent to joyn the Virginians who carried presents to the Cherokees and Cataubas are not yet returned, but hope they will prevail with them to send a considerable Body to join the Virginian forces, unless they should be still prevented by Mr Glen, in case Mr Littleton don't arrive, as he has hitherto always prevented them. I send by order of General Shirley the 3 new raised companies to New York to serve on Ontario Lake, the most necessary operation to cut off the ffrench from the Ohio; and my Son's Company from Fort Cumberland I have ordered to join them, as the Genl desired I shou'd send all I cou'd that way, as I find the Virginians won't raise men enough to attack Fort Du Quesne, besides they want a train for that purpose, so can only confine the Garrison and endeavour to destroy the Indians who have deserted us and distressed our Colonies, which with the assistance of our Southern Indians may I hope be accomplished. The Indians have given our Province no Disturbance, our frontier company and the neighbourhood

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of the Cataubas is our best Defense, for our Planters and the lower class here are indolent and inactive.

I am with great Regard Sir, &c.,