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Letter from Henry Bouquet to Jethro Sumner
Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765
November 26, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 317-318

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


Fort Pitt Novr 26th 1760

Sir—

You are to March tomorrow morning With a Detachment of the Royal American and Virginia Regiments—and proceed to Fort Bedford Where you are to put yourself and your Detachment Under the Command of Capt. Curry, who is to Relieve the Garrison now at that Post. But in case Captn Curry should have been Order'd to Philadelphia—You will then Relieve the Detachment of the Pennsylvania Troops there, who are to join their Corps and March to Carlisle

You will take Charge of the Provision and Stores of all Kinds in the Kings Store and Send me a Return of each Specie.

You are to Detach one Sergeant and eight men, all of the Same Corps to Garrison Junietta—and appoint at each Post a Soldier to be Employ'd as a foot Express to carry from Post to Post, every Letter on his Majestys Service for which they will he paid

You will Communicate these Instructions to Capt Curry—and in his absence Nothing is to be Issued from the Kings Store Without your Order in Writing

I am Sir
your most Humble Servant
HENRY BOUQUET Col
To Lieut Sumner of the Virga Regt

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As the Provisions & Forage Stores at Fort Bedford are all amply Supplied you will not Suffer any more to be received in either of them than what the General has already ordered.

Hr BOUQUET